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: June 2014
LIVING AS APPRENTICES My friends will probably be surprised to learn that I am a great fan of the American Ninja Warrior competition (Monday nights on NBC) probably because it is an example of discipline, perseverance and quite often triumph … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES I was describing a recent introspective moment to a friend. I told her that I had analyzed my defensive reaction to an e-mail and found another example of “vainglory” – the need to impress others to gain … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES I had a discussion with a group of people recently about the value of silence. The group had been asked to observe a day of silence as a soul-training exercise. None of them had found a way … Continue reading
MY JOURNEY Co-dependency. Enabling. I had no idea what those words meant. But I lived them out with all my passion for decades. After my life came to a screeching debacle, and I learned what those words meant, I wanted … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES I recently watched a short documentary on Vimeo, Ken Burns: On Story, about the craft of storytelling. In it the filmmaker says, “We have to keep the wolf from the door. We tell stories to continue ourselves. … Continue reading
Here are some more quotes from Bird by Bird – a delightful book even if you are not a writer! Reading Anne Lamott will improve your skill and appreciation as a reader as well as a writer. Breathing under Water … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Here’s a conscience-pricking comment from Wendell Berry. We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. And this has been based on the even flimsier assumption that we … Continue reading