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: letting go
Readers have commented on the usefulness of my blog posts that speak to accepting changes, moving with the seasons, letting go. Several authors have helped me understand this process: Richard Foster taught me about living simply, Ignatius of Loyola taught … Continue reading
Brother Lawrence was a mustard seed man, a simple cook who trained for years to hold God in his mind until it became routine, second nature, a holy habit — the mature tree. We can learn to live in his … Continue reading
“Do not quarrel with your lot in life. Do not complain of its never-ceasing cares, its petty environment, the vexations you have to stand, the small and sordid souls you have to live and work with. Above all, do not resent … Continue reading
In his book, The Walk, The Life-Changing Journey of Two Friends, song writer Michael Card describes a funeral service for an 8-year old girl killed in an auto accident, during which one of the participants said, ” We were not created … Continue reading
“Our spiritual journey requires a deepening awareness of our own shadow and light. It requires a rigorous commitment to ‘catching ourselves in the act’ of automatic, programmed responses. It requires choosing instead to respond from the place of light in … Continue reading
“So we do not lose heart, though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day” (2 Cor. 4:16). “. . . I will still bear fruit in old age” (Psalm 92). It is … Continue reading