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: December 2014
MY JOURNEY At 6:10 AM on the day after Christmas, I stumbled and bumbled into my son’s car and we headed to the hospital. I was to check in at 6:30 for a scheduled minor, but important, procedure an hour … Continue reading
MY JOURNEY On the first day after Christmas, this is what I received: ♦ ONE ride to the hospital at 6:00 AM provided by my gracious son. ♦ TWO doctor consultations (one of which resulted in a canceled surgery – which … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES The quote below is a Christmas gift from William Willimon to all those who take the Twelve Steps seriously. Here’s a spiritual formation re-write of the first three steps: “We admit we are powerless over our lives, … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES I was washing dishes today (shades of Brother Lawrence!) when I heard a phrase in a Christmas CD that my son made for me in 1999. It had been background music, but something made me pay attention … Continue reading
My Journey I went to church this morning with Krista Tippett and Father James Martin. It was actually a radio broadcast (On Being), but it was such a time of worship! Jim Martin graduated from Wharton School of Business and … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Marcus Lemonis was adopted from an orphanage in Beirut during the chaos of civil war and foreign invasions when he was 9 months old and grew up in Miami. Known as the “business turn-around king,” he settles business … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Remarkable progress has been made in brain research in the last 20 years, particularly in the study of bilingual brains. We have learned that if a person is bilingual, both languages are active in the brain at … Continue reading