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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: Howard Thurman
“As soon as [the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation] began to spend more time understanding how people live their lives, we saw that so many of the barriers to advancement – and so many of the causes of isolation – … Continue reading
This blog is home to more than 700 posts. At times I re-blog a post that newer readers may not have seen. This Christmas blog first appeared on December 21, 2016. Its message is even more crucial in 2017. The … Continue reading
Now the Work of Christmas Begin by Howard Thurman (1899 – 1981) invites us to create meaning in the blessings and gifts of Christmas throughout the year. Thurman was an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. For more information on Howard Thurman … Continue reading
From the pen of Howard Thurman: “May the sounds of Advent stir a longing in your people, O God. Come again to set us free from the dullness of routine and the poverty of our imaginations. Break the patterns which bind us … Continue reading
I love the fact that human beings artificially created an end to one year and the beginning of another. I need to wind up and re-start, declutter (thoughts as well as objects) and think fresh, sort through and re-do, think back and plan ahead. … Continue reading
The following quote by Howard Thurman, an African American theologian, preacher, and quiet activist, came up on the Church of the Savior Inward/Outward e-mail today. It interested me first because of its vision for authentic unity between people and secondly because Andre Daley … Continue reading