Tag Archives: Parker Palmer

“Not a Plan but a Posture” – Final Post for Live your Calling

Most Christians put great thought and energy into determining what our “call” might be. Ryan Pemberton makes a helpful distinction between God’s call on our lives and our personal calling:  “Christian calling means being called by the living, resurrected Christ … Continue reading

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Down Is the Way to Well-being by Parker J. Palmer

With permission, I am sharing this complete blog by Parker Palmer, one of my favorite writers, as it appeared on the On Being Website. It needs no expansion or explanation.   Thirty years ago, during one of my three descents … Continue reading

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Suffering Breaks our Hearts

We are surrounded by news of suffering and violence. (If we are surrounded only by the news and not by the actual suffering and violence, we should be down on our knees in gratitude.)  The pain everywhere seems to be … Continue reading

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Both/And

LIVING AS APPRENTICES What do we need in order to live creatively and meaningfully on this earth as Apprentices of Jesus? Two of my favorite spiritual thinkers have spoken from very different perspectives on one important character trait we need: … Continue reading

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Winter’s Gifts

 LIVING AS APPRENTICES I am snowed in – again.  Peeking through the frost stenciled inside our storm door, I glimpse huge drifts around and on top of our cars, which unfortunately crouch defenseless against the weather. Yesterday, after 90 minutes of shoveling, I was … Continue reading

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