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: January 2015
MY JOURNEY Today I took my granddaughter out to lunch to celebrate her 15th birthday. As we ate, she tentatively mentioned her dream of owning a car by her 16th birthday. As we talked it through, I mentioned that she would … Continue reading
Note to “followers”: This may have gone out to you earlier last week as a DRAFT. I’m re-posting it so that it will be part of the actual blog Living as Apprentices in an amoral world that daily spawns pain, … Continue reading
In Eternal Living, a new book reflecting on the life and teachings of Dallas Willard (who died in 2013), Richard Foster, his very good friend of forty years, writes, “[Dallas] possessed in his person a spiritual formation into Christlikeness that … Continue reading
Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite novelists; The Poisonwood Bible, Flight Behavior are my favorites. She is also seemingly well acquainted with Hope. Here’s a Kingsolver quote about hope: “The very least you can do in your life is to figure out … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES In a blog on the Inward Outward website, Kayla McClurg of The Church of the Saviour says, “We tend to make [Jesus] into a paper-thin replica of our ideas of “holy” rather than let him be the … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES You and your spouse and two children (a 10-year-old and a teen-ager) are dragging yourselves through the train station after a much-dreamed-about but unsatisfying vacation when you are greeted by a scruffy 3′ 6″ bear wearing a … Continue reading