Monthly Archives: May 2016

Remembering My Father on Memorial Day

This post from the livingasapprentices archives is re-posted in honor of Memorial Day. Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent … Continue reading

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Who am I when My Body Fails Me? – Someone Facing Death

In his book, The Walk, The Life-Changing Journey of Two Friends, song writer Michael  Card describes a  funeral service for an 8-year old girl killed in an auto accident, during which one of the participants said, ” We were not created … Continue reading

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My Once in a Lifetime Life – The Invedurata, by Guest Blogger, Joy Zomer

“My Once in a Lifetime Life” is a series of occasional blogs written by Joy Zomer, who spent several years in Europe as a Christian missionary.  Now a single mom of three children, Joy is the lead teacher in an alternative … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Dressing for Transformation

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 Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage from Colossians 3 tells … Continue reading

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Imitation – Guest Blog by Sally Hoekstra

Once again we are at the Meijer Gardens, running around, in an out of small gates, under and over various bridges, and ducking into caves.  The flowers have yet to bloom but the beds are well-groomed and the air is … Continue reading

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Who Am I When my Body Fails Me – Someone Learning to Cope

Who Am I When my Body Fails Me? is a question we all need to ask ourselves when injury or illness takes its toll on our lives. How are we different? How are we the same? How do we respond to … Continue reading

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Called to Resist Bigotry – from Jim Wallis

I encourage you to read this very long and very profound post on the political climate in the United States. It begins with a statement from Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners Magazine, explaining why it was written. Then … Continue reading

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To Michigan and Back – Guest Blog by Sherrie Wolthuis

This post is part of a series called Journeys. It is a continuation of the story posted by Sherrie Wolters titled 1214 S. Kedzie St.   A journey can be an  actual trip or it can be a pathway to spiritual or … Continue reading

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