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: March 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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