Tag Archives: Eugene Peterson

The Mark of a Great Disciple

“The mark of a great ship handler is never getting in a situation that requires great ship handling skills” (Retired Admiral James Stavridis in his new book Sea Power). I heard this gem during an interview with Admiral Stavridis  on NPR’s … Continue reading

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From My Reading – Grace and Gratitude

Grace is God giving us everything we need (and even what we don’t know we need) without expectations. This grace is the foundation of God’s relationship with each of us. Grace is a gift. We cannot earn it. Therefore we can … Continue reading

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Something about Grace

“What if God is not mad at you?”  This question from James Bryan Smith in The Good and Beautiful God sets up the psychological dilemma of today’s world. Many raging conflicts between races and between believers and even between individuals hinge … Continue reading

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“A Life Well Lived for Christ”

When my parents and I appeared on a now long-defunct TV show, (so defunct I cannot remember the name of the show ) in New York City, the host was quite amused at having a nine-year-old from Michigan in the audience.  In his … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Luke 15: 25-32

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 early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage from the … Continue reading

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Yard Sale – A Container For Grace

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Eugene Peterson encourages us to expect every job we get or every task we are assigned to be “a container for grace.”  Yesterday the grace overflowed the container. Our neighborhood sponsored a yard sale on Saturday – … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Creation

LIVING IN WONDER DEVOTIONAL This devotional first appeared in the July, August, September 2013 issue of Words of Hope.  It is reprinted with permission. (You can find others in the category Living in Wonder Moments  on the right hand side … Continue reading

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Musings on the Last Issue of Newsweek

Maybe it’s because I’m getting older (way older!), but I’ve been struck recently by endings. A few weeks ago, I read the last print issue of Newsweek magazine.  Now, I’ve been reading Newsweek faithfully since I was in college in … Continue reading

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