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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“First, Sandra Day O’Connor, An Intimate Portrait of the First Woman Supreme Court Justice”
The news has been brimming with tributes to Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who died this week nine months shy of his 100th birthday. The comments did focus on his 35 years of important opinions on landmark Supreme … Continue reading
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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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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
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
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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