Category Archives: Living as Apprentices

“Continual Renewal” – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 5)

This series of posts focuses on the Common Disciplines that are the underpinnings of the Renovare organization’s understanding of discipleship.  These disciplines are based on the six streams of  Christianity described in Richard Fosters book Streams of Living Water, Celebrating … Continue reading

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Lamps, Lifeboats and Ladders

How can I be a life-giving presence in a world that is so desperate for love and compassion? How can I even begin to serve the broken people whom I hear and read about? Dallas Willard, spiritual leader and author … Continue reading

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Speaking of Lies – Again

This post was first published on October 12, 2016.  The only comments I received at that time were from people who wanted to remind me that all politicians lie. Now, two years later, most of us realize that Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Give it Away!

A few days ago, I played the raucous, high-spirited, Spirit-filled song Give it Away by the Gaither Vocal Band during the last session of a class on The Twelve Steps.  “If you want more happy than your heart will hold … Continue reading

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Living with the Spirit: Thomas Kelly and the Death of Eugene Peterson

A few days ago (Oct. 20, 2018) I published a post about  attempting to live on two levels of thought at the same time:  the practical experiencing of life as it happens  around us and a second level of  attention … Continue reading

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“What if I Can’t Forgive?”

I was facilitating a discussion in a group of people who have survived emotional and physical damage as children, including me. We were talking about how important forgiveness is to our emotional wellness. The discussion was not going well.  Some … Continue reading

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Setting our Face

After recording the selfishness and ambi- tions of the disciples, Luke writes this  startling statement about Jesus: “He set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:41, NRSV).  Misunderstood, plotted against, laughed at, and in danger during the entire three … Continue reading

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How We Do Life

This blog is quickly building up to 800 posts!  Here is a post on sacramental living from May 16, 2015 that never gets old . ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦ “How you do this moment is probably who you are.” … Continue reading

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