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: December 2016
The following quote is from the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention by Barack Obama. It appeared in the January issue of The Sun magazine (January, 2017). In introductory comments on the address, The Sun editor commented, “America … Continue reading
The time of waiting is over! We can begin again! Jesus is knocking on our hearts again! Will we open our heart to Jesus the first time? Will we open our hearts to more of Jesus? Will we open our … Continue reading
Now the Work of Christmas Begin by Howard Thurman (1899 – 1981) invites us to create meaning in the blessings and gifts of Christmas throughout the year. Thurman was an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. For more information on Howard Thurman … Continue reading
Advent, from the Latin word adventus meaning “arrival,” is the four – week period prior to Christmas Day when we watch, behold, prepare, and rejoice in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The past year has been seen the increase … Continue reading
This blog now contains over 560 posts. The post below first appeared on December 15, 2015. I am sharing it again because it speaks the still solid truth that we live in the un-shakable kingdom of God during the uncertain … Continue reading
In his book Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson 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. In this … Continue reading
Advent, from the Latin word adventus meaning “arrival,” is the four – week period prior to Christmas Day when we watch, behold, prepare, and rejoice in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The past year has seen the increase … Continue reading