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: March 2018
In 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 passage, the prophet Isaiah offers … Continue reading
This blog is home to more than 730 posts. Once in a while I re-blog a post from the past for my newer readers. This post (slightly revised) was first published on February 13, 2013. A friend wrote me this … Continue reading
“It is often in our absence that the Spirit of God manifests itself. . . . . It was only in Jesus’ absence that his friends discovered the full meaning of his presence. . . . When we claim for … Continue reading
“A single word can make a lot of difference. In Isaiah 61: 3, the world instead is repeated three times. Its repetition makes the difference between a life of gloom and a life of joy. . . Instead is a … Continue reading
“On Christmas, God’s eternal life slipped into our world practically unnoticed and set in motion the great concealment of the ages. For three decades, God grew—unhurried and unnoticed. Patiently waiting to unveil His life to the world. Has the humility of His hiddenness registered … Continue reading
“Discipline in sports is the concentrated effort to master the body so that it can obey the mind better. Discipline in the spiritual life is the concen- trated effort to create the space and time where God can become our … Continue reading