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: Morning Edition
This post was first published on May 5, 2013. Today on the NPR program Morning Edition, historian Charles Emerson was discussing his new book 1913. He made a comment that literally stopped me in my tracks to reach for a pen and paper: … Continue reading
“The mark of a great ship handler is never getting in a situation that requires great ship handling skills” (Retired Admiral James Stavridis in his new book Sea Power). I heard this gem during an interview with Admiral Stavridis on NPR’s … Continue reading
“We all come from divorce. This is an age of divorce. Things that belong together have been taken apart. And you can’t put it all together. What you can do, is the only thing you can do. Two things. Not … Continue reading
The news this morning is particularly ugly — bombings, natural disasters, refugee crises, government corruption, nasty presidential primary politics, armed conflict in every corner. I am reminded of a post I wrote for this blog in 2013 which I am … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES * The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is 273 years old. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its previous owner had kept the violin under his … Continue reading
Today on the NPR program Morning Edition, historian Charles Emerson was discussing his new book 1913. He made a comment that literally stopped me in my tracks to reach for a pen and paper: “Make the history you want to live in.” Making … Continue reading