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: June 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 early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage, the … Continue reading
When my younger son was an early teen, he often complained that his legs hurt. This was a serious problem because his life revolved around basketball. The doctor said these were growing pains and that as he got older, they would … Continue reading
I wake up slowly, sweeping away an early morning dream. I stretch my feet; the leg cramps slide away. I slowly get up and sit on the side of the bed. Tentatively, I check my “tennis elbow” arm; yup, it still hurts. … Continue reading
Re: Separating parents from children at the border: “Dealing compassionately with strangers seems to be a minimal requirement for just leadership in the model set forth by God, a theme that carries into the New Testament, where Christ’s followers are taught … Continue reading
To me the most important feature of a place to live is the amount of light that comes through the doors and windows. Therefore, I was ecstatic when each time our manufactured home was finally placed on a lot (moving the … Continue reading
Those of you who know me or have regularly followed this blog know that “becoming like Jesus” has been the theme of my life for decades. Being a Christ-follower is more than being theologically or Biblically correct, more than being … Continue reading
NOTE: This blog now hosts more than 750 blogs. Quite often I dig around the “archives” for a post that is particularly appropriate. This article, published on August 10, 2015, on the state of the church, seems appropriate for 2018 … Continue reading
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, John relates this post-resurrection … Continue reading