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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Sally is a member of one of my writer’s groups and brings a heart of love and empathy to every piece she writes. You will be blessed by her latest offering. Some days are meant for only three words, for that … Continue reading
David Cassidy, the 70’s teen heart-throb of TV’s Partridge Family fame, died of liver failure recently at the age of 67. His daughter, who spent most of her growing up years with her mother and stepfather, shared on Facebook her … Continue reading
The Serenity Prayer has a long and rather mysterious history. The first three lines were made popular by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 -1971), as part of a 1934 lecture. The modern prayer is several lines longer. In 1941, the prayer was noticed and … Continue reading
“. . . the one sin I have come to fear more than any other is certainty. Certainty is the great enemy of unity. Certainty is the deadly enemy of tolerance. Even Christ was not certain at the end. ‘Eli, … Continue reading
The Serenity Prayer has a long and rather mysterious history. The first three lines were made popular by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 -1971), as part of a 1934 lecture. The modern prayer is several lines longer. In 1941, the prayer was … Continue reading
Almost exactly a year ago on this blog I rather sheepishly revealed a guilty pleasure: Hallmark Christmas movies. This year, a year of ugly politics, horrific tragedy, and unre- relenting gloom, I am watching even more and learning why these … Continue reading
This blog is home to nearly 700 posts. Occasionally I re-blog a post that has meaning for our current lives and may not have been read by newer followers. This piece was originally posted on November 24, 2o14. I was … Continue reading