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 2020
This is the second of two posts on White Privilege that I have re-posted today. This one was written in 2013. Each post rings very true in today’s world. I hope both posts challenge and encourage you. This morning I … Continue reading
I’m taking an unusual step – re-publishing two posts at the same time. This one is from February, 2017. It describes my journey in uncovering the the stain of white privilege and the horror of the assumptions, openly shared or … Continue reading
“It’s important to remember that almost everything we receive along the Christian road— freedom—comes by degree. We don’t get it, we grow into it—like lava layers become ocean islands or infant limbs become sprinting legs. Freedom flourishes inside us as … Continue reading
A month or so ago, we chose to enter my husband in a local palliative care program, the goal of which is to make him comfortable and as pain free as possible. I have been caring for him on a … Continue reading
Use the questions below the Scripture verses (Psalm 23, NIV) to help you interact with God in prayer. For example, thinking about Jesus as a shepherd may bring to mind places in your life where you need Jesus to lead … Continue reading
My little spiritual formation group (which now meets on Zoom) has been struggling with the question “how can I help?” since early in the pandemic and again in the era of protests in the street. Many of us are doers. … Continue reading
Eugene Peterson’s book “Eat this Book” 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. Psalm 103 encourages us to … Continue reading