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.
I ordinarily post on Wednesdays and Saturdays and welcome your comments on any post!
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Monthly Archives: September 2014
LIVING AS APPRENTICES The first major book printed using moveable type was the Gutenberg Bible. Its publication marked the start of a stunning wave of literacy and launched the age of the printed book in the West. However it also had ripple … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES On Being (the radio show and website) is one of my favorite “growing spaces.” It often contributes to my goal of finding the perfect, daily moments of nothing-special that, simply by virtue of noticing them, become possibilities of … Continue reading
THE TWELVE STEPS AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION My husband woke up cranky today. Maybe it’s because he’s sick. Maybe it’s because he just has a cranky personality. Whatever the reason, he said something very mean. I automatically defaulted immediately to my … Continue reading
LIVING IN WONDER MOMENTS “Life is to find the holy in the banal; the glorious mundane. The perfect, daily moments of nothing-special that, simply by virtue of noticing them, become possibilities of inherent wonder. The greatest gift I’ve received in the past … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Jim Sheeler is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award for his book, Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives, which chronicles the painful process through which the United States Marine … Continue reading