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!
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Category Archives: Living as Apprentices
“Mystery, for [the apostle] Paul, is not what is left over after we have done our best to reason things out. It is inherent in the very nature of God and his works” (Eugene Peterson in As Kingfishers Catch Fire, (p. 271). … Continue reading
“How would Jesus live your life, with your personality, with your talents, with your life experiences, within your life context, if he were you?” This question is posed by spiritual formation giant Dallas Willard in his classic book, The Divine Conspiracy. I … Continue reading
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). A few days ago I heard birds chirping with all their hearts just as the sun was rising – birds and sun, the harbingers … Continue reading
On January 10, 2018 I wrote about one of my favorite children’s books, You are Special. Thinking about that book reminded me of a post about another of my favorite Max Lucado books, The Oak Inside the Acorn. Since this blog now … Continue reading
The world is spinning – seemingly out of control. Divergence not diversity is the theme. Lies trump truth. Pain and hurt, shame and guilt abound. Vile comments, pictures, and behaviors sear our souls. Violence and human misery cause our hearts to … Continue reading
Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. I turn on my bedside radio and hear more of our president’s lies and mean-spirited insults. I picture Rep. Adam Schiff’s weary face as he tries to keep the House Intelligence … Continue reading
One of my favorite “children’s” books is You are Special by Max Lucado. The book is populated by wooden people, the Wemmicks. The Wemmicks are pretty judgmental! They give gray dot stickers to people they find lacking – nose too big, wooden … Continue reading