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Going Deeper with God – Passing the Peace

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. These passages from the New Testament … Continue reading

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The Tip of the Iceberg

LIVING AS APPRENTICES One lovely August evening, I was sitting on our front steps enjoying the cool breeze when I noticed a family of eight ducks in the pond across the street gathering evening snacks. A few of the more … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Shadow Boxing – Part 2

LIVING AS APPRENTICES The idea of shadow boxing (explained in an earlier post) is directly related to the 4th – 7th steps of The Twelve Steps, which are the backbone of the recovery movement.  These steps point out the need … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with the Jesuits

LIVING AS APPRENTICES I’ve had a love affair with the Society of Jesuits, a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers founded 500 years ago by the soldier-turned-mystic, Ignatius of Loyola, since I first learned about Ignatius and the Spiritual Exercises.  It … Continue reading

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Perspective

Living as Apprentices The following word from Letty M. Russell is so convicting it forced me into a time of self-examination, a prayer of examen.  First the quote, then the prayer. “Whatever else the true preaching of the word would need … Continue reading

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