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: following Jesus
After recording the selfishness and ambi- tions of the disciples, Luke writes this startling statement about Jesus: “He set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:41, NRSV). Misunderstood, plotted against, laughed at, and in danger during the entire three … Continue reading
This blog now contains more than 550 posts. The post below first appeared on June 28, 2013. I am sharing it again because it is appropriate for us to carry with us as we close out a period of incendiary … Continue reading
“We all come from divorce. This is an age of divorce. Things that belong together have been taken apart. And you can’t put it all together. What you can do, is the only thing you can do. Two things. Not … Continue reading
The November holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives. The series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … 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 early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage describes John … Continue reading