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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I was enjoying a Hope College Repertory Theater production of Driving Miss Daisy last week when a statement by Hoke, the black chauffeur for a white Jewish woman, made me sit up straighter.He explained to Miss Daisy, “You can’t see what I … Continue reading
As I woke up slowly that morning, coming out of the fog of some dream or another, I puzzled over what day it might be. When I remembered, I thought happily, “Oh, good. It’s just an ordinary day!” And that … Continue reading
The November holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives. The series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading
I began writing this blog for people in my congregation who had gone through the Apprentice of Jesus program under my leadership. Other readers, of course, have joined along the way. I always attempt to shine the light on the … Continue reading
“We can devote ourselves to striving after success and popularity, or we can notice the least likely to succeed parts of ourselves—What? All you have is one little boy with a few loaves and fish?—and imagine them new. Our child heart is open; it offers … Continue reading
I knew something was different when I calmly said, “I guess I’ll have to go to the gas station after all.” I had taken on the task of vacuuming my car because for weeks my husband had ignored my hints … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Jim Sheeler is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award for his book, Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives, which chronicles the painful process through which the United States Marine … Continue reading
Some 40 people gathered together Friday and Saturday at our church for an orientation retreat for the Apprentice Program which begins in September. Our leadership team worked very hard to make this an unforgettable experience. It exceeded our expectations. As I … Continue reading