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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- "Continual Renewal – the Renovare Way to Discipleship
- 2016 – Crossing the Threshold
- Advent, 2016
- Becoming a Wounded Healer
- Breathing Under Water
- Compassion International
- Going Deeper with God
- Guest Bloggers
- Hope Changes Everything
- Lent 2017 – What Will We Live For?
- Letting Go for Lent
- Live Your Calling
- Living as Apprentices
- Living in Harmony
- Living in Wonder Moments
- My journey
- My Once in a Lifetime Life (Joy Zomer)
- Praying for Children in Poverty
- Praying with Scripture
- The 12 Steps and Spiritual Formation
- The Serenity Prayer
- This Little Light of Mine
- To Act Justly
- Who am I when my Body Fails me?
- Writing as an Act of Faith
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Category Archives: Quotes
“Knowing and naming brokenness is essential in the journey toward wholeness. We will not be well by denying the wrongs that we carry within us as nations and religions and communities. Nor will we be well by downplaying them or … Continue reading
“In light of today’s information overload, people are looking for a few clear certitudes by which to define themselves. . . . We cannot settle today’s confusion by pretending to have absolute and certain answers. But we must not give up … Continue reading
“There was a genius about the American Founding and the emergence of American democratic politics. That genius lay in no small part in the recognition that the Republic was as susceptible to human passions and frustrations as human beings themselves. … Continue reading
“There is nothing wrong with churches wanting to be culturally relevant. But are gimmicks going to bring young people back to church? Is that what people really hunger for? I think the younger generation sees through what is slick and … Continue reading
“In essence, shedding opens us to self-transformation. Paradox- ically, those of us who refuse such renewal will, sooner or later, be forced to undergo transformation anyway as a result of being broken or eroded by the world” (Mark Nepo, The Book … Continue reading
Re: Separating parents from children at the border: “Dealing compassionately with strangers seems to be a minimal requirement for just leadership in the model set forth by God, a theme that carries into the New Testament, where Christ’s followers are taught … Continue reading
“The great temptation is to keep blaming those who were closest to us for our present condition saying: “You made me who I am now, and I hate who I am.” The great challenge is to acknowledge our hurts and … Continue reading