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
So . . . once again we have moved. It wasn’t far – about a tenth of a mile from one building to another, from an upper level apartment to a ground floor apartment, but it took all the energy … Continue reading
Even passing attention to the news media will make us realize that life everywhere in 2019 is hard. If you, like me and many of my friends, watch, listen to or read a lot about American politics and international disasters … Continue reading
This post was first published on May 5, 2013. Today on the NPR program Morning Edition, historian Charles Emerson was discussing his new book 1913. He made a comment that literally stopped me in my tracks to reach for a pen and paper: … Continue reading
This post was first published on December 3, 2018. I was reminded of it when someone unexpectedly “liked” it last week. I like it, too. It still speaks to our chaotic world. How can I be a life-giving presence in … Continue reading
“Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. It is an orientation of the spirit and orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons. Hope, in this … Continue reading
Once again, I pleaded with my husband to stop smoking – not just for my comfort and health but for his health. And once again he conceded that he was spending money on something that would kill him – that, … Continue reading