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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Category Archives: Who am I when my Body Fails me?
On October 17, 2021, after a long absence from blogging, I posted “I’m Back” a piece about my experience with severe illness. Unfortunately, I wasn’t back for long. For several months, I have been undergoing chemotherapy for multiple myeloma, an … Continue reading
This post was written by a guest blogger who prefers to remain anonymous. Somebody prayed for us today. After a series of unfortunate circumstances, I’d been feeling that I was caught in stormy weather that abated at times, but that I … Continue reading
PSALM 23 (KJV)* The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Please be my shepherd! I know if I follow you patiently, I will have everything I need. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth … Continue reading
Last night was the last class of a series on my booklet Living as a Wounded Healer. We were talking about the difference between co-dependency, enabling, and Christian service. Someone asked a question which I couldn’t quite decipher. So I … Continue reading
In his book, The Walk, The Life-Changing Journey of Two Friends, song writer Michael Card describes a funeral service for an 8-year old girl killed in an auto accident, during which one of the participants said, ” We were not created … Continue reading
Who Am I When my Body Fails Me? is a question we all need to ask ourselves when injury or illness takes its toll on our lives. How are we different? How are we the same? How do we respond to … Continue reading