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: September 2016
One of the MacArthur Foundation’s latest genius grants has been awarded to Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a professor at Rice University who has co-founded a hands-on engineering training program which challenges undergraduates to solve medical problems in the developing world. The grant … Continue reading
It is 3:03 A.M. Several minutes ago, I was jolted awake by a dream which I remember in vivid detail. The dream involves two young black men, Krishaun Branch and Robert Henderson. Their difficult, but successful, struggles to leave the … Continue reading
Why, O God? What about the children? Sweet child in a red shirt, blue shorts, brown sandals lovingly fastened by his mother, (dark hair carefully combed by the waves) lies in lapping water on an ocean shore far from home. … 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 Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. Below is part 2 of … Continue reading
“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 director of a high school alternative education program. … Continue reading
“I must confess to you in all honesty that for me God is and has always been absolute mystery. I do not understand what God is; no one can. We have intimations, inklings; we make faltering, inadequate attempts to put … 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 Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This well -known story of … Continue reading