Category Archives: Living as Apprentices

The Spiritual Discipline of Washing Dishes

I was making breakfast when I noticed that the kitchen sink was clogged up.  How in the world did that happen overnight?!  I could see my vision of an orderly day going “down the drain.” I turned the garbage disposal on … Continue reading

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“Crank up your Volume”

This is not a political blog site, but Christians live in a highly politicized atmosphere in all parts of the globe  including America.  The politics of a nation are the purview of a blog site whose title is Living as … Continue reading

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Spiritual Withdrawal Symptoms

The dictionary definition of the term withdrawal is “the act of taking out.” Withdrawal can refer to taking money from a bank, removing your name from consideration for committee or a job, or leaving a college class. The most frequent … Continue reading

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Seeing through God’s Eyes

I was enjoying a Hope College Repertory Theater production of Driving Miss Daisy last week when a statement by Hoke, the black chauffeur for a white Jewish woman, made me sit up straighter.He explained to Miss Daisy, “You can’t see what I … Continue reading

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My Garden in the Sky

One of my projected sorrows when moving last summer from a manufactured home with a lovely yard  to an apartment complex was the loss of my flower gardens. However, that unnecessary anxiety was erased this summer by the beautiful, luxuriant potted plants … Continue reading

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The Spaces Between

I removed the glass plate from the microwave to wash it. Since I’m still as spatially challenged as I was the last time I washed it, I hoped that I could put it back without asking my husband to explain … Continue reading

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Ordinary Days

As I woke up slowly that morning, coming out of the fog of some dream or another,  I puzzled over what day it might be.  When I remembered, I thought happily, “Oh, good. It’s just an ordinary day!” And that … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Conversation

This blog holds more than 650 posts, I regularly look back for posts that new followers might have been missed in the early days.  This post, updated to make it more current, was first published on November 19, 2012.  It … Continue reading

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