Category Archives: Living as Apprentices

Becoming Me

“‘The most important thing God gets out of your life is the person you become’ (Dallas Willard). The person you become is largely unseen, although that person is constantly leaking out of your facial expressions, body language, and tone of … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“In a world so torn apart by rivalry, anger, and hatred, we have the privileged vocation to be living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds” (Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey). ♦   ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦ … Continue reading

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The Battle for the Soul of America

For three years now I have been fighting two battles, one physical and one spiritual.  The physical battle is against two diseases at war against my body: multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cell cancer which destroys the good blood … Continue reading

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“Nosey Neighbors”

You may have read my post entitled “Instead“published on August 8 or a guest  “Learning from ‘Strangers’ Among Us.” on August 15 which responds to “Instead” by sharing a story about learning from refugees and immigrants.   On August 22,  I … Continue reading

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Bags Full of Hope

You may have read my post entitled “Instead“published on August 8 or a guest post “Learning from ‘Strangers’ Among Us.” on August 15 which responds to “Instead” by sharing a story about learning from refugees and immigrants. Today I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Becoming Open

I checked the stats just now; this blog now hosts 770 posts. The following post was first published on Nov. 20, 2012. Its encouragement to be open to people who are different from us badly needed in 2018. In the book … Continue reading

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Lessons from the “Strangers” among Us

You may have read my post entitled “Instead”published on August 8.  My “kindred spirit” Barbara Sibley who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, responded to that post by com- menting that “hanging out” with members of an immigrant community near her … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: “Training Up” Disciples (Proverbs 22: 6)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage … Continue reading

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