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.
I ordinarily post on Wednesdays and Saturdays and welcome your comments on any post!
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Monthly Archives: April 2019
Where is our Moral Compass?
A redacted version of the Mueller report was recently released exposing to careful readers a multitude of attempts to obstruct the Mueller investigation and to mis- characterize its conclusions. The controversy around that report reminded me of this post, published … Continue reading
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Buying $3 Worth of God
I was hopscotching through some of my early posts the other day when I found this quote: “I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please, not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough … Continue reading
From My Reading
“I so much want you to be with me. I so much want you to be close to me. I know all your thoughts. I hear all your words. I see all your actions. And I love you because you … Continue reading
Posted in Quotes Tagged Henri Nouwen, Jonatthan Bailey, Learning to Fall, Philip Simmons, Richard Rohr 3 Comments
A Season with Jimmy – by an Anonymous Guest Blogger
The author of this post is the director of an Alternative Education Program for high school students. A member of one of my writing groups, she often writes moving stories of childhood trauma and abuse. ♥ ♥ … Continue reading
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“Times they are a changing”
These days, I ask my husband to call my phone to find my phone. read 30 pages of a book before I discover that I have already read it. leave the trunk of the car wide open and begin to … Continue reading
Posted in My journey Tagged aging, Parker Palmer 2 Comments
From My Reading
“Living a spiritual life requires a change of heart, a conversion. Such a conversion may be marked by a sudden inner change, or it can take place through a long, quiet process of transformation. But it always involves an inner … Continue reading
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Three Dreams Deferred, by an Anonymous Blogger
We all have dreams – work we want to do, influence we’d like to have, places we’d love to see, children we’d love to raise, people we’d like to meet . . . Sometimes these dreams come true; sometimes they … Continue reading
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