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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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
This blog hosts nearly 700 posts. Once in a while I re-blog a post that followers who are new to the blog may not have read. This post on silence first appeared on June 19, 2014. I had a discussion with … Continue reading
“Until people have had some mystical, inner spiritual experience, there is no point in asking them to follow the ethical ideals of Jesus or to really understand religious beliefs beyond the level of formula. At most, such moral ideals and doctrinal affirmations are … Continue reading
Five years I wrote a brief post about turning 70 years old. Yesterday, I became 75. One of my friends in my writer’s group is also celebrating her 75th birthday in a few months. She is planning to write personal reflections about … 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, Zechariah, an Old Testament prophet … Continue reading
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