Category Archives: Living as Apprentices

Lenten Series – Part 5: Nagging

We are in the season of Lent, a period of 40 days before Easter when Christians traditionally lament over their sins and then, in response, choose something to give up such as chocolate or Facebook or alcohol. The idea is … Continue reading

Posted in Living as Apprentices | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lenten Series – Part 4: Anxiety

We are in the season of Lent, a period of 40 days before Easter when Christians traditionally lament over their sins and then, in response, choose something to give up such as chocolate or Facebook or alcohol. The idea is … Continue reading

Posted in Living as Apprentices | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Lenten Series – Part 3: “Watch Your Mouth”

We are in the season of Lent, a period of 40 days before Easter when Christians traditionally lament over their sins and then, in response, choose something to give up such as chocolate or Facebook or alcohol. The idea is … Continue reading

Posted in Living as Apprentices | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

“Bright Flows the River of God”

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” (Annie Dillard) My husband and I have been in a peculiar time of helplessness for a few weeks.  He has a new diagnosis of too much protein … Continue reading

Posted in Living as Apprentices | Tagged , ,

Lenten Series – Part 2: Take an Inventory

We are in the season of Lent, a holy time when Christians focus on the meaning of the life and death of Jesus. This series of posts was first published in February/March, 2016. It focuses on the concept of “letting … Continue reading

Posted in Living as Apprentices

Lenten Series, 2020 – Part 1: Let Go of Control

We are entering the season of Lent, a holy time when Christians focus on the meaning of the life and death of Jesus. This series of posts was first published in February/March, 2016. It focuses on the concept of “letting … Continue reading

Posted in Living as Apprentices

A Box Full of Darkness

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”  (Mary Oliver) “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) We all … Continue reading

Posted in Living as Apprentices | Tagged , | 1 Comment

“I Figured it out by Myself!”

A few days ago, I told my husband the story of Jim, a literacy student I worked with decades ago.  It brought tears to my eyes -not for the first time.  I thought I had written a post about so … Continue reading

Posted in Living as Apprentices | 2 Comments