Category Archives: Living as Apprentices

On Death and Resurrection

On Monday morning, October 5, I went into my husband’s bedroom to remind him that I had a Zoom call with my spiritual formation group and asked him if he wanted breakfast.  He shook his head no. I told him … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday, 1945

Some time ago I watched a moving episode of NCIS. One of the story lines on this episode saw Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the “Boss” of the unit,  commandeered by his aging father to visit a dying WWII vet who had saved … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Hope

Many years ago, I served on a statewide volunteer adult literacy board. Jim (not his real name), a business owner, was also on the board. He was controlling and sometimes rude, verging on crude, and I tried to stay out of … Continue reading

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Lent 2021: Not What We Give Up But What We Live For – Part 4, Selfless Love

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … Continue reading

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Lent 2021: Not What We Give Up But What We Live For – Part 3, Tender Mercy

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … Continue reading

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Lent 2021: Not What We Will Give Up, But What We Will Live For – Part 2, Active Compassion

“Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but what … Continue reading

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Lent 2021:  Not What We Will Give Up, But What We Will Live For – Part 1, Speaking the Truth

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but what … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: Exodus 33: 18-33 – The “Afterwardness” of God

Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This story about Moses from … Continue reading

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