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: Praying with Scripture
Use the questions below the verses of 2 Corinthians 9: 6-11 (CEB) to help you focus on the gifts you have received, your attitude toward giving, and the gifts you can give. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you … Continue reading →
Use the questions below the verses of Psalm 16 to help you focus on your commitment and intimate relationship to a wise and loving God. These verses are from Eugene Peterson’s interpretation of Psalm 16 in The Message; they may … Continue reading →
Use the questions below the scripture passage from the Message, Deuteronomy 8: 11-18, to interact with God in prayer about your attitude toward wealth and prosperity, a conversation all of America desperately needs. Make sure you don’t forget your God, by … Continue reading →
Use the questions below the scripture passages (II Corinthians 5: 17-20) to help you interact with God in prayer about being reconciled and taking on the role of Christ’s ambassador in your family, your work place, and in the community. … Continue reading →
Use the questions below the Scripture passage (Jeremiah 17: 5-10) to help you interact with God in prayer about what life is like if we live it without God. Here is God’s message as spoken by Jeremiah and interpreted by … Continue reading →
Use the questions below the Scripture passages (Philippians 2: 1-4, MSG) to help frame your conversation with God about love in the Kingdom of God. If his love has made any difference in your life if being in a community of the … Continue reading →
Use the questions below the Scripture verses (Psalm 23, NIV) to help you interact with God in prayer. For example, thinking about Jesus as a shepherd may bring to mind places in your life where you need Jesus to lead … Continue reading →
PRAYING WITH SCRIPTURE Use the questions below the Scripture Passage (Isaiah 43: 1-3;18-21) to help frame your conversation with God about the fear and anxiety that inevitably arise as we walk through the Kingdom of God on earth. Fear not, … Continue reading →