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: August 2015
What does it mean to be called? “Come, follow me,” calls Jesus. “If we listen very carefully, really carefully,” says writer Ryan J. Pemberton, “our stomachs turn a somersault and our hearts skip a beat. Because though he does not … Continue reading
With permission, I am sharing this complete blog by Parker Palmer, one of my favorite writers, as it appeared on the On Being Website. It needs no expansion or explanation. Thirty years ago, during one of my three descents … Continue reading
“We can devote ourselves to striving after success and popularity, or we can notice the least likely to succeed parts of ourselves—What? All you have is one little boy with a few loaves and fish?—and imagine them new. Our child heart is open; it offers … Continue reading
America has lost another hero and so have I; Julian Bond died on August 15. Julian Bond had an impressive resume in the Civil Rights movement, beginning when he was 17 and ending only with his death. I became aware … 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. This passage from Genesis … Continue reading
“Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken my off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Psalm 30: 5 b; 11-12 (NRSV) I learned a new … Continue reading