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: November 2014
LIVING AS APPRENTICES “Non-violence requires that we befriend our own darkness and brokenness rather than projecting it onto another. This, in turn, connects us with our fundamental oneness with each other, even in conflict.” Pat Farrell OSF You may recognize … Continue reading
My Journey I have been married to a proud African-American man for nearly 25 years. So I have witnessed (and even experienced) the mistreatment and discrimination, not to mention the rejection and pain, he has dealt with from the justice system, … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES I was in the process of sending an on-line card to some friends for Thanksgiving Day when I ran across the song Simple Gifts. This lilting melody always charms me and creates a longing for simpler living, simpler … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES In his column Heart to Heart on the Renovare website, Nathan Foster has written a delightful essay on the importance of being irrelevant. He bases it on a quote by Henri Nouwen in his book In the … Continue reading
Compassion International Tamrie Kumsa (age 8) lives on the plains of Obi, Ethiopia with her mother and father and four siblings. Her house has a thatched roof, dirt floors and wood walls. Most adults work as farmers and earn the … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICE He was controlling and sometimes rude verging on crude, and I tried to stay out of his way. However, we served together on a statewide literacy board which met once a month. One day during lunch Jim was … Continue reading
Quotes Those of you who are over 60 and “ripening” will love this beautiful (and accurate) description of your current stage of life. Those of you who are under 60, whether you are dreading being older or anticipating that season … Continue reading