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: grace
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. In this passage from … Continue reading
“. . . the one sin I have come to fear more than any other is certainty. Certainty is the great enemy of unity. Certainty is the deadly enemy of tolerance. Even Christ was not certain at the end. ‘Eli, … Continue reading
This blog now hosts nearly 700 posts. Periodically I recycle past posts that newer followers of the blog may not have read. The following post was originally published on August 24, 2014. Gardeners know that root vegetables thrive in cold … Continue reading
One of my projected sorrows when moving last summer from a manufactured home with a lovely yard to an apartment complex was the loss of my flower gardens. However, that unnecessary anxiety was erased this summer by the beautiful, luxuriant potted plants … Continue reading
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
“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
This quote is from the book Learning to Fall, The Blessings of an Imperfect Life. The book was written during his journey with ALS and published just months before his death in 2002. The book is full of observations on … Continue reading