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: February 2014
Living as Apprentices Recently I asked members of a class I was teaching to look up the terms symbiosis and synergy as part of their homework because those words were used in the chapter we were studying next. As does any … Continue reading
“I often want to say to people, ‘you have neat, tight expectations of what life ought to give you, but you won’t get it. That isn’t what life does. Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. It is meant … Continue reading
Living as Apprentices Yet one more thought is necessary to understand the process of shadow boxing. That is: while we are in the process of self-examination, we must treat ourselves kindly. We must live in the memory that God sings … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES The idea of shadow boxing (explained in an earlier post) is directly related to the 4th – 7th steps of The Twelve Steps, which are the backbone of the recovery movement. These steps point out the need … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES My favorite definition for the term spiritual formation comes from M. Robert Mulholland: “the process of conforming to the image of Jesus for the sake of others.” And my favorite expression of that process is a phrase … Continue reading
My Journey Recently I have developed the practice of pondering – as in “And Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart”(NIV). Ponder is an interesting word. It comes from the Latin pondus which meant “a … Continue reading
Living as Apprentices In his book The Walk, The Life-Changing Journey of Two Friends, Michael Card describes a time in his life when he was frustrated and bitter about the state of the Christian music industry. His emotional state was … Continue reading