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: Learning to Fall
Who am I when my body fails me?” This is a question we must face when injury or illness takes its toll on our lives. How do we respond to physical, mental, emotional stresses? How do we view God when … Continue reading
“I so much want you to be with me. I so much want you to be close to me. I know all your thoughts. I hear all your words. I see all your actions. And I love you because you … 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
Geriatrician Joanne Lynn frequently asks these two questions of the audiences of health experts she speaks to: “How many of you expect to die?” And in every audience some people do not raise their hands. Then she asks, “Would you prefer to … Continue reading
Phillip Simmons was diagnosed with ALS in 1993 when he was 35. He was a husband, father, and professor. At the start of a promising literary career he suddenly had to learn the art of dying. Nine years later he … Continue reading