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 2017
I was sharing some problems I see in the American Church with a group of people. Several people agreed. One definitely did not. He said “Why be so negative? Just take what you like and leave the rest.” I’ve been … Continue reading
His bright helmet stands out against the gray rubble left by the Mexican earthquake. He bends over, peering intensely into a small cave in the collapsed building. Reaching through the broken rebar, he croons, “Come my love, come my love, … Continue reading
This blog holds nearly 700 posts. I frequently republish (and sometimes update) blogs from the past for those of you who are newer readers. This one first appeared on June 3, 2015. One of the most moving stories about St. … Continue reading
For me, 2017 has been a year of heaviness and darkness. I am not depressed or guilt-ridden; I just feel the weight of the world’s chaos and pain. Perhaps I have been gifted by the Holy Spirit with a greater sense of … Continue reading
This post was written by a guest blogger who prefers to remain anonymous. Somebody prayed for us today. After a series of unfortunate circumstances, I’d been feeling that I was caught in stormy weather that abated at times, but that I … Continue reading
In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage, Jesus reminds us that we … Continue reading
During the Vietnam War, peace activist A.J. Muste (1885-1967), stood in front of the White House night after night with a candle – sometimes alone. A reporter interviewed him one evening as he stood there in the rain. “Mr. Muste,” the reporter … Continue reading