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: May 2015
Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage describes John … Continue reading
Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. The following story of the … Continue reading
The following quote is from Shayne Looper, pastor of Lockwood Community Church in Branch County, MI. It was published in the Holland Sentinel on May 22, 2015 Read more of Shayne’s thoughts on his blog. (Don’t be fooled; his blog looks … Continue reading
Who am I when my body fails me? Oh, that was an easy answer when the question was first posed to me. “I am myself in a failing body,” I thought. After all, I’m already growing accustomed to pain, and … Continue reading
Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this letter to … Continue reading
We often talked about what we could do together outside of work. I was the director of Spiritual Formation and she was the Director of Worship Arts; our schedules were crazy. We could never seem to get our act together. … Continue reading
Geriatrician Joanne Lynn frequently asks these two questions of the audiences of health experts she speaks to: “How many of you expect to die?” And in every audience some people do not raise their hands. Then she asks, “Would you prefer to … Continue reading