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: Compassion International
COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL On Nov. 8, Super Typhoon Haiyan blew across the Philippines leave death and destruction everywhere. As I listened to the news, I posted a story about Aibie, my 11-year-old sponsored child in the Philippines, praying that she and her five siblings and … Continue reading
I woke up with a start in the middle of the night last night. When I couldn’t get back to sleep, I resorted to my usual tactic: listening to BBC radio. The first thing I heard was that a Super Typhoon … Continue reading
The following is an excerpt from Terry Marotta’s column in the Holland Sentinel (Aug. 26, 2013.) Terry’s blog No Exit is found at http://terrymarrota.wordpress.com. Terry is usually a very funny writer, but this piece is deadly serious: “There is a … Continue reading
The following story was posted in the Compassion International‘s July issue of Sponsor E-News today – one day after I posted updates on my Compassion children (see previous post, Children of the Kingdom). I was so moved by Methode’s story that I … Continue reading
Wazoeli is 18 and has a view of Mt. Kilimanjaro from his home in Tanzania. His father is in jail and his mother works 3 jobs to support him and to pay his way to boarding school so he can have a future … Continue reading