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Random Observations

Sometimes the ironies and irrationalities of life are to hard pass by. This post is a collection of observations that I can’t seem to let go of. I was taught that reading fiction requires “suspending our disbelief.”  Today we have … Continue reading

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Following our Moral Compass

A PBS story about Rachel Carson, new information about my father’s participation in WWII, and a comment about evangelical Christians in Sojourner came together in a “perfect storm” in my mind.  Here is the result. Rachel Carson (1907-1964) combined her … Continue reading

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Feeling Special

This blog now contains nearly 600 posts.  The following post is from July 7, 2014.  I am sharing it again because its message on the old sin of “vainglory” is much-needed in today’s political atmosphere. A few months ago, my … Continue reading

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More about the Living as Apprentices Blog

In 2012 I took a class at Western Seminary in Holland, Michigan titled Writing as an Act of Faith.  Little did I know that four years later I would have my own blog with an archive of more than 560 … Continue reading

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Called to Resist Bigotry – from Jim Wallis

I encourage you to read this very long and very profound post on the political climate in the United States. It begins with a statement from Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners Magazine, explaining why it was written. Then … Continue reading

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What is Spiritual Formation?

If you are interested in the general topic of Spiritual Formation, you might want to check out 14 entries I have written for the Daily Devotional booklet, Words of Hope (from February 1, 2016 to February 14.  You can find … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead in the New Year!

Once again the New Year gives us all a chance to write new pages in our lives and new posts on our blogs. I look forward to both challenges.  This post is to remind those of you who follow the … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – “This is Not Your Battle to Fight”

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 Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. These stories from the battlefields of … Continue reading

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