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.
I ordinarily post on Wednesdays and Saturdays and welcome your comments on any post!
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In her book Firstlight, Sue Monk Kidd relates this charming story: “One evening as I sat in the rocker working on a piece of needlepoint, I got one of those feelings of being watched. Looking up, I saw my five-year-old … Continue reading
“The great temptation is to keep blaming those who were closest to us for our present condition saying: “You made me who I am now, and I hate who I am.” The great challenge is to acknowledge our hurts and … Continue reading
This post was written by a guest blogger who prefers to remain anonymous. Somebody prayed for us today. After a series of unfortunate circumstances, I’d been feeling that I was caught in stormy weather that abated at times, but that I … Continue reading
The November holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives. This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading
“Once I was lying on the forest floor, trying to shoot a picture of a wild calypso orchid that waved above a thick mat of moss. I nudged my amazing macro lens to the right setting and was about to … Continue reading