Monthly Archives: March 2014

Moving on Down the Road

My Journey Hundreds of books have now been purged, given away, or moved (bag by bag, box by box over the last two weeks) from the church office to my “work-in-progress” home office. My plants also have been ferried to … Continue reading

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Giving up the Need to Know

Living as Apprentices In my teaching (currently about the 12 steps and spiritual formation) I have often seen people blocked from intimacy with God by their inability to stop asking questions.  My freedom came with the understanding that if I … Continue reading

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“I can help you with that!”

Living as Apprentices We were talking about the Holy Spirit.  One person in the group said, “For a long time I didn’t know a lot about the Holy Spirit.  Now I do, but I don’t often remember to ask for … Continue reading

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Inspiration for the Journey

Living as Apprentices Some quotes for Lent: “Remember that the ashes on your forehead are created from the burnt palms of last Palm Sunday. New beginnings invariably come from old false things that are allowed to die.”  Richard Rohr You … Continue reading

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A False Litmus Test

Quotes I so appreciate Kayla McClurg’s  approach to the concept of “born again” that I can’t help but quote the entire lesson as it appears in the Inward/Outward blog from The Church of the Savior.  I have heard many Christians … Continue reading

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Write on!

Writing as an Act of Faith In anticipation of my first Writing as an Act of Faith group meeting, I began musing on the experiences that have influenced my life as a writer.  The first was a semester class at Hope College … Continue reading

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Pruning

My Journey The day I have dreaded for years is here.  I have the sad task of weeding out my book collection.  When we talk about simplicity in Apprentice classes, we suggest that when we buy a tee-shirt or a … Continue reading

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On Being “Radical”

QUOTES Long ago, I was in and out of the church because I didn’t see the “radical” Jesus being preached or followed.  I love this definition of radical; it fits the lifestyle of an Apprentice of Jesus, I think: “The … Continue reading

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