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: Hope
You may have read my post entitled “Instead“published on August 8 or a guest post “Learning from ‘Strangers’ Among Us.” on August 15 which responds to “Instead” by sharing a story about learning from refugees and immigrants. Today I’d like to share … 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 … Continue reading
This blog is home to more than 660 posts. Occasionally I re-blog a post that seems particularly important for life in 2017. This post was first posted on February 19, 2015. When I worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, … Continue reading
In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage we are reminded … Continue reading
This blog now contains over 560 posts. The post below first appeared on December 15, 2015. I am sharing it again because it speaks the still solid truth that we live in the un-shakable kingdom of God during the uncertain … Continue reading
Advent, from the Latin word adventus meaning “arrival,” is the four – week period prior to Christmas Day when we watch, behold, prepare, and rejoice in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The past year has been seen the … Continue reading
“We all stand in need of healing. We are all seeking wholeness. For most of us it is a most urgent and ever-present reality in our lives, one we may perhaps try to bury or neglect but which, if we … Continue reading