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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This blog now hosts more than 640 posts. I’m re-blogging this post from September 9, 2015 because it deals with our number #1 spiritual problem – the endless search for perfection. “All this preoccupation with your own imperfection is not humility, … Continue reading
We are nearing the end of the season of Lent, a period of 40 days before Easter when Christians traditionally lament over their sins and then, in response, choose something to give up such as chocolate or Facebook or alcohol. The idea … Continue reading
The November holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States is often more of a family holiday than a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives. This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock … Continue reading
I was reminded by someone recently that writing makes us vulnerable. It’s one thing to ruminate in your head, quite another to share those words anonymously, and even more threatening to put your name on the page – so that … Continue reading
Lately my husband and I have been nearly overwhelmed with health issues, some new and some longstanding. As I waded through these months (in very heavy boots), I learned some answers to the question this series asks: Who am I … Continue reading
An octagonal wood-framed clock hangs on a wall in my bedroom. I bought it for my mother long ago; when she died, I claimed it as my own. Because it is hard to hang up, I don’t change this clock … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES I recently watched a short documentary on Vimeo, Ken Burns: On Story, about the craft of storytelling. In it the filmmaker says, “We have to keep the wolf from the door. We tell stories to continue ourselves. … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Mike Rowe has been the host of a TV show called Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel for eight seasons. That experience has profoundly changed his attitudes about success. Recently he compared our perceptions of someone who doesn’t achieve the American dream … Continue reading