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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Category Archives: Living as Apprentices
Eugene 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 early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this letter to … Continue reading
“If something comes toward you with grace and can pass through you and toward others with grace, you can trust it as the voice of God . . . . If a voice comes from accusation and leads to accusation, … Continue reading
Yesterday our little spiritual formation Renovare group was discussing prayer. “What actually is prayer?” Why do I feel so formal when I pray?” “Are there ‘rules’ for praying?” “How do I learn to focus during silence/prayer?” The Renovare Spiritual Formation … Continue reading
GOD IN THE WILDERNESS I have been soaking in this quote by Henri Nouwen: “God is not just our good inclinations, our fervor, our generosity, or our love. All such experiences of the heart may remind us of God’s presence, … Continue reading
This week has been full of one of my least favorite duties: running errands. This task has been complicated by my diminishing energy and poor balance. Both of these are improved by the use of a walker, which I usually choose … Continue reading