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: Living as Apprentices
This blog hosts nearly 700 posts. Once in a while I re-blog a post that followers who are new to the blog may not have read. This post on silence first appeared on June 19, 2014. I had a discussion with … Continue reading
I was sharing some problems I see in the American Church with a group of people. Several people agreed. One definitely did not. He said “Why be so negative? Just take what you like and leave the rest.” I’ve been … Continue reading
His bright helmet stands out against the gray rubble left by the Mexican earthquake. He bends over, peering intensely into a small cave in the collapsed building. Reaching through the broken rebar, he croons, “Come my love, come my love, … Continue reading
This blog holds nearly 700 posts. I frequently republish (and sometimes update) blogs from the past for those of you who are newer readers. This one first appeared on June 3, 2015. One of the most moving stories about St. … Continue reading
For me, 2017 has been a year of heaviness and darkness. I am not depressed or guilt-ridden; I just feel the weight of the world’s chaos and pain. Perhaps I have been gifted by the Holy Spirit with a greater sense of … Continue reading
This blog now contains more than 670 posts. Here is a post from September 2012 that you may have missed. A little girl and her grandmother were cuddled together in a rocking chair reading a book when a loud crash … Continue reading
Many thanks to my friend Sally for sharing this story! My journey into yoga began this past winter when a friend and his wife invited me to attend a yoga class focusing on grief and yoga. I was experiencing grief … Continue reading