Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Tip of the Iceberg

LIVING AS APPRENTICES One lovely August evening, I was sitting on our front steps enjoying the cool breeze when I noticed a family of eight ducks in the pond across the street gathering evening snacks. A few of the more … Continue reading

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Becoming a Wounded Healer: “Transcend and Include”

LIVING AS APPRENTICES I have been writing about wounded healers in the last few posts.  The inimitable Richard Rohr adds this concept to the mix, although he doesn’t connect it to wounded healers:  the healing of our wounds involves humility.  … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Carrot

Living as Apprentices Gardeners know that root vegetables thrive in cold weather.  However, did you know that root vegetables, like carrots, have to endure the stress of several intense freezes to create the best taste. In fact, Chef Dan Barber reports, … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Views

LivingasApprentices reached 10,000 views on August 23. (This does not mean 10,000 viewers – most viewers view more than one post when the check out the blog.) Thanks to all of you who have joined the journey of becoming like … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Formation Tip from the Food Network

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Have you ever heard of mise en place (pronounced me-zahn-plahs)?  Mise en place is a French term that literally translates to “set in place.” In the culinary world it means  having everything ready to cook and in its … Continue reading

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Speak Up!

LIVING AS APPRENTICES We talk a lot about the value of silence and solitude in spiritual formation circles.  Time spent apart and being quiet is valuable because it connects us to God and God’s Kingdom and fuels our action. However, … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Wounded Healers

LIVING AS APPRENTICES In my first year of teaching junior high (the term shows you how long ago that was!) I had a frustrating experience. It was time for grammar, and we were diagramming sentences (again a sign of my … Continue reading

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Take Heart – By Kayla McClurg

For Sunday, August 10, 2014 – Matthew 14:22-33 Down the trail of years, we hear him still, Jesus calling again and again, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Whatever the circumstance of our own dark nights, however the waves of … Continue reading

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