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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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