Category Archives: Living as Apprentices

Learning from the Serenity Prayer: Hardship and Peace

The Serenity Prayer was “built” for days like we are experiencing during the pandemic. I have realized that I need the words of the Serenity Prayer more than ever. You may, too. So for the next four weeks (April 12 – … Continue reading

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Learning from the Serenity Prayer: The Present Moment

The Serenity Prayer was “built” for days like we are experiencing during the pandemic. I have realized that I need the words of the Serenity Prayer more than ever. You may, too. So for the next four weeks (April 12 – … Continue reading

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Learning from the Serenity Prayer: Wisdom

We are currently living through a time that seems  totally out of control and may remain that way for some time. The Serenity Prayer was “built” for days like these. I have realized that I need the words of the … Continue reading

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Learning from the Serenity Prayer: Courage

In 1941, the Serenity Prayer, popularized by Reinhold Niebuhr, was noticed and later adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous.Over the past 60 years the prayer has gone far beyond AA boundaries. It is especially instructive for anyone longing to be an apprentice … Continue reading

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Learning from the Serenity Prayer: Acceptance

The Serenity Prayer has a long and rather mys- terious 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

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Easter Boldness

This post was first published on April 5, 2015.  It dares us to believe in a God who is unlimited, creative, spacious, and imaginative. Is this how you are experiencing God today? In this time of the corona virus and … Continue reading

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Lenten Series – Part 6: Fear of Failure

We are in the season of Lent, a period of 40 days before Easter when Christians traditionally lament over their sins and then, in response, choose something to give up such as chocolate or Facebook or alcohol. The idea is … Continue reading

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Lenten Series – Part 5: Nagging

We are in the season of Lent, a period of 40 days before Easter when Christians traditionally lament over their sins and then, in response, choose something to give up such as chocolate or Facebook or alcohol. The idea is … Continue reading

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