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!
Check Out Blogs in These Categories
- "Continual Renewal – the Renovare Way to Discipleship
- 2016 – Crossing the Threshold
- A Dream Deferred
- Advent, 2016
- Becoming a Wounded Healer
- Breathing Under Water
- Compassion International
- Going Deeper with God
- Guest Bloggers
- Hope Changes Everything
- Lent 2017 – What Will We Live For?
- Letting Go for Lent
- Live Your Calling
- Living as Apprentices
- Living in Harmony
- Living in Wonder Moments
- My journey
- My Once in a Lifetime Life (Joy Zomer)
- Praying for Children in Poverty
- Praying with Scripture
- The 12 Steps and Spiritual Formation
- The Serenity Prayer
- This Little Light of Mine
- To Act Justly
- Transformed Lives Transforming the World – 2019
- Who am I when my Body Fails me?
- Writing as an Act of Faith
- 78,694 hits
What Readers are Saying
Barbara Steen on I’m Back – part… Bob Bakker on From My Reading – Januar… MaryAnn Hayden on I’m Back Coral Swieringa on I’m Back livingasapprentices on “The Space in which the… Barbara Steen on “The Space in which the… Bob Bakker on “A Character – Tra… livingasapprentices on From My Reading – A… Bob Bakker on From My Reading – A… livingasapprentices on The Creative Life
Category Archives: Compassion International
This is Pablo, one of the five children I sponsor through Compassion International. Pablo lives in Ecuador. As you may have heard, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck near the central coast of Ecuador on April 16 causing devastating damage. An … Continue reading
Compassion International Tamrie Kumsa (age 8) lives on the plains of Obi, Ethiopia with her mother and father and four siblings. Her house has a thatched roof, dirt floors and wood walls. Most adults work as farmers and earn the … Continue reading
Compassion International Several years ago I made a project of trying to learn the names and location of all the countries of Africa. I did not do well. But I know exactly where Burkina Faso is because that’s where Marina … Continue reading
COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL Last November I posted my concern about one of my Compassion-sponsored children Aibie who lives in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan had swept through her area and the Compassion staff could not be sure that she, her family, or … Continue reading
COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL I have posted twice (Nov. 8 and Nov. 25) since Typhoon Haiyan about my concerns about one of the children I sponsor through Compassion International. Today I received this e-mail from Compassion. “We now have more specific information … Continue reading