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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“Heaven, as we call it, is not a totally distinct realm into which we shall be translated by the fact of death. It is an experience that interpenetrates the experience of it here. The dying thief did not begin his … Continue reading
This noon I ate an egg salad sandwich. Not long ago, I would not have had the strength to make the egg salad, let alone want to eat a sandwich. I am blessed by both the loss of 40 pounds … Continue reading
“A TRUE ATHEIST is one who is willing to face the full consequences of what it means to say there is no God. To say there is no God means among other things that there are no absolute standards. For instance, … Continue reading
“As I understand it, to say that God is mightily present even in such private events as these [his father’s suicide, for example] does not mean that he makes events happen to us which move us in certain directions like … Continue reading
I belong to a spiritual formation group that meets on Monday mornings. Five women gather on Zoom, first because of COVID restrictions and now because it is just easier to meet without traveling. We follow an outline provided by Renovare … Continue reading
“As I see it, in other words, God acts in history and in your and my brief histories not as the puppeteer who sets the scene and works the strings but rather as the great director who no matter what … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I had some time free from caregiving, and walked through Dittos [a thrift shop]. I found a colorful metal rooster that I knew had to come home with me. There has been this connection in a … Continue reading