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: Christianity Today
To my great surprise, I burst into tears while telling my husband about the appointment of “hawkish”John Bolton as the new National Security Adviser. “What are we going to do now!!! How will we survive this?” Used to my complaints … Continue reading
“Until people have had some mystical, inner spiritual experience, there is no point in asking them to follow the ethical ideals of Jesus or to really understand religious beliefs beyond the level of formula. At most, such moral ideals and doctrinal affirmations are … Continue reading
Recently I read an article in the March issue of Christianity Today that made me want to stand up, throw my hat in the air, and holler AMEN!” In an excerpt from his book The Benedict Option, Rod Dreher says: … Continue reading
“In reality, we don’t first find ourselves, then participate in relationships. Instead, we were made to know our true selves in relationships. Catholic philosopher Charles Taylor puts it this way: “No one acquires the languages needed for self-definition on their … Continue reading
“The life of faith is one of continued wrestling, where our faith butts up against the troubles of our experience and the sovereign God who controls all things. But the work of Christ, True Israel, assures us that we never … Continue reading
“We have places of fear inside of us, but we have other places as well—places with names like trust and hope and faith. We can choose to lead from one of those places, to stand on ground that is not … Continue reading
On a blustery winter day several years ago, I stood on a sandy bluff on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The stormy waves crashing on the shore mirrored the stormy gray sky – and my mood. As I watched … Continue reading