Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Day After Christmas – Part 2

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

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The Day after Christmas – Part 1

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

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Being Receivers not Givers

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

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Such a Strange Way to Save the World!

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

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A Life of Joy

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

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People, Process, and Product – in the Church

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

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Dialogue with God

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

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Looking in the Right Direction

MY JOURNEY Sometimes it  seems I have to dig with both hands through the gray clouds of December looking for a ray of  sunshine, like searching for a precious ring in a sand dune.  And other times all I have … Continue reading

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