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: February 2015
It’s amazing how I am learning to see things differently because I’m a Christ follower. It’s as if my eyes are now seeing the world in “high definition.” Instead of “other’s needs” being experienced as interruptions or intrusions on my … Continue reading
He was tall and hefty and always spoke with his outdoor voice. He worked for the county Road Commission. In his 40’s he came to the Family Literacy Center looking for help with his reading. He had collected dozens of … Continue reading
Lately I have been encouraging apprentices of Jesus to speak out when confronted with prejudice, injustice, misinformation or downright lies. Here is more on that topic from two unlikely “bedfellows” – Seth Godin and Richard Rohr. Godin is American author, entrepreneur, … Continue reading
On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King delivered his first public antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam,” at New York’s Riverside Church. As I read the speech this morning, it was painfully obvious that Dr. King’s words are appropriate to the world … Continue reading
When I worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, I collaborated on educational programming with a psychologist who taught “realistic optimism.” He encouraged people to be practical about coping with their diagnosis, dealing with symptoms, and planning their futures. For … Continue reading