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: compassion
You may have read my post entitled “Instead“published on August 8 or a guest “Learning from ‘Strangers’ Among Us.” on August 15 which responds to “Instead” by sharing a story about learning from refugees and immigrants. On August 22, I … Continue reading
In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson 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. In this passage we are reminded of … Continue reading
During the Vietnam War, peace activist A.J. Muste (1885-1967), stood in front of the White House night after night with a candle – sometimes alone. A reporter interviewed him one evening as he stood there in the rain. “Mr. Muste,” the reporter … Continue reading
“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … 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. This passage from Colossians 3 tells … Continue reading
This week I wondered for the first time if it might be easier living “off the grid.” Wouldn’t it be more comfortable not knowing about Middle East intrigue, teeming refugee camps, and capsized boats full of desperate immigrants? Wouldn’t it … Continue reading
It’s amazing how I am learning to see things differently because I’m a Christ follower. It’s as if my eyes are now seeing the world in “high definition.” Instead of “other’s needs” being experienced as interruptions or intrusions on my … Continue reading