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: surrender
“Who am I when my body fails me?” This is a question we must face when injury or illness takes its toll on our lives. How do we respond to physical, mental, emotional stresses? How do we view God when … Continue reading
I was hopscotching through some of my early posts the other day when I found this quote: “I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please, not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough … Continue reading
This blog hosts more than 800 posts, so occasionally I plan a “re-run.” This post was first published on Nov. 14, 2016. I think that as another tumultuous year winds down, it is a blessing to watch a movie in … Continue reading
The Serenity Prayer has a long and rather mysterious history. The first three lines were made popular by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 -1971), as part of a 1934 lecture. The modern prayer is several lines longer. In 1941, the prayer was noticed … Continue reading
This is a guest post. The writer wishes to remain anonymous. I grew up in a family where it was considered important to always “be right;” we were often corrected for any mistakes in speech or behavior. This bred a strong … Continue reading
This blog now contains over 580 posts. The post below first appeared on September 8 2014. I am sharing it again because it gets at the crux of what it means to surrender to God, something that is crucial in … Continue reading