Monthly Archives: January 2014

Winter’s Gifts

 LIVING AS APPRENTICES I am snowed in – again.  Peeking through the frost stenciled inside our storm door, I glimpse huge drifts around and on top of our cars, which unfortunately crouch defenseless against the weather. Yesterday, after 90 minutes of shoveling, I was … Continue reading

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Redeeming our Failings

MY JOURNEY Considering that the first 50 years of my life were characterized by depression, confusion, rebellion, and waywardness (love that word, so Prodigal-Son-like!), I’ve been pleasantly  surprised that within the last few weeks someone has called me her mentor and two others have officially asked me to be … Continue reading

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Me Watching Me

LIVING AS APPRENTICES In the classes I teach, I’m accustomed to saying that spiritual transformation requires three components: surrender, choice, and feeling safe (i.e. believing that we live in the unshakable kingdom God and no matter what happens to us we are … Continue reading

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Being a Person of “Large Leisure”

LIVING AS APPRENTICES This excerpt from a sermon by N. Gordon Cosby, founding minister of The Church of the Saviour in Washington D.C. reminds us that being busy and productive is not the goal of an Apprentice of Jesus: “Way … Continue reading

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Living in Occupied Territory

Living As Apprentices I am a political junkie.  Therefore I spend a lot of time reading about and listening to political issues, much to the amazement of most of my friends. But spending my intellect on the state of  national, and world … Continue reading

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On Rhythms and Rituals

LIVING AS APPRENTICES I’ve been a homebody for weeks now  – vacation time and now two feet of snow and the “polar vortex” – which we are calling the frigid air that has covered much of the United States – have given … Continue reading

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