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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Category Archives: Breathing Under Water
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood [God], praying only for knowledge of [God’s] will for us and the … Continue reading
“Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” Step 8 & 9 of … Continue reading
“Humbly asked [God] to remove our shortcomings.” Step 7 of The Twelve Steps And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them,, … Continue reading
“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” Step 5 of The Twelve Steps. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night … Continue reading
“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Step 4 of The Twelve Steps Many years ago, I enrolled in a two-year counseling program with the goal of becoming a certified substance abuse counselor. Never mind that I was a self-satisfied enabler and codependent; … Continue reading
Step 3 of the Twelve Steps: “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand God.” Renouncing our will. Doesn’t sound pleasant, does it? However, Jesus put it even more … Continue reading
Step 2 of the Twelve Steps: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Coming to belief, coming to surrender, coming to faith, coming to Apprenticeship – these are all stepping-stones in the process of … Continue reading