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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Tag Archives: Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the 12 Steps
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood [God], praying only for knowledge of [God’s] will for us and the … Continue reading
“Humbly asked [God] to remove our shortcomings.” Step 7 of The Twelve Steps And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them,, … Continue reading
“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Step 4 of The Twelve Steps Many years ago, I enrolled in a two-year counseling program with the goal of becoming a certified substance abuse counselor. Never mind that I was a self-satisfied enabler and codependent; … Continue reading