Welcome to my blog about living as apprentices of Jesus! I am passionate about spiritual transformation and about helping others become like Jesus for the sake of others.
One of my favorite quotes is: "Whatever job we get and whatever task we are assigned can serve as a container for grace" (Eugene Peterson in "Practical Resurrection"). I pray that the words and sentences on this blog may also serve as "containers of grace" for its readers.
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Monthly Archives: December 2013
LIVING AS APPRENTICES I’ve been teaching a class on the Twelve Steps and Spiritual Formation this winter and will start the class with a new group in early January. (I’m using the book Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr – … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES My Christmas decorations are put away, the furniture is re-arranged, the frosted cookies are almost gone. Somehow Advent has already moved into Christmastide; soon it will be Epiphany (Jan. 6). On January 13 we will silently pass into Ordinary Time until Lent. In early … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Once again, I found a treasure on my way to doing something else – this time clearing off a book shelf. Tucked in among the books were these quotes. As I read them, I thought of all … Continue reading
MY JOURNEY What is more delightful than the realization that your adult son knows exactly what you would like for Christmas without your suggestions? It’s when that delightful event comes to- gether with another, creating fascinating synergy – and a moment to remember. Earlier this … Continue reading
COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL I have posted twice (Nov. 8 and Nov. 25) since Typhoon Haiyan about my concerns about one of the children I sponsor through Compassion International. Today I received this e-mail from Compassion. “We now have more specific information … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES This last space of time in this year 2013 has been difficult for many I know and love. As I sit with them and listen or apart from them and muse/pray, I ache for them and for the world. … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Have you seen the video making the rounds this holiday season of the Air Force Band flash-mob-performance at the National Air and Space Museum? It begins with one cellist sitting on a chair in the middle of the … Continue reading