Category Archives: Living as Apprentices

Time Heals . . . if

No one has taught me more about healing and forgiveness than Henri Nouwen. His willingness to learn from his life experiences and to share his wisdom with the world is a living testament to the work of the Holy Spirit in … Continue reading

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A Fishing Tale . . . . and More

We are in  the midst of a sweltering heat wave. It is the morning of the 4th of July, and my husband wants to “get out.” I want to stay in! Stress from family relationships, angst over the political  atmosphere … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

When my younger son was an early teen, he often complained that his legs hurt. This was a serious problem because his life revolved around basketball. The doctor said these were growing pains and that as he got older, they would … Continue reading

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Day Break

I wake up slowly, sweeping away an early morning dream. I stretch my feet; the leg cramps slide away. I slowly get up and sit on the side of the bed. Tentatively, I check my “tennis elbow” arm;  yup, it still hurts. … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Dirty Windows

To me the most important feature of a place to live is the amount of light that comes through the doors and windows. Therefore, I was ecstatic when each time our manufactured home was finally placed on a lot (moving the … Continue reading

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What it Means to Be Human

Those of you who know me or have regularly followed this blog know that “becoming like Jesus” has been the theme of my life for decades. Being a Christ-follower is more than being theologically or Biblically correct, more than being … Continue reading

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Spiritual Refugees

NOTE:  This blog now hosts more than 750 blogs.  Quite often I dig around the “archives” for a post that is particularly appropriate.  This article, published on August 10, 2015, on the state of the church, seems appropriate for 2018 … Continue reading

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Let the Little Children Come to Me (and to America)

“God, for so many people facing an impossible decision—to stay home and face violence and the threat of death, or to make the dangerous journey north and face the threat of violence and separation from children—we lift prayers for wisdom. … Continue reading

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