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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1 egg 1/2 C milk 1/4 C vegetable oil . . . The recipe is ingrained in my brain. It is my mother’s recipe for blueberry muffins. I make these muffins nearly every day. I get the bowls, spoons, measuring … Continue reading
THE TWELVE STEPS AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION My husband woke up cranky today. Maybe it’s because he’s sick. Maybe it’s because he just has a cranky personality. Whatever the reason, he said something very mean. I automatically defaulted immediately to my … Continue reading
MY JOURNEY Co-dependency. Enabling. I had no idea what those words meant. But I lived them out with all my passion for decades. After my life came to a screeching debacle, and I learned what those words meant, I wanted … Continue reading
Living as Apprentices In my teaching (currently about the 12 steps and spiritual formation) I have often seen people blocked from intimacy with God by their inability to stop asking questions. My freedom came with the understanding that if I … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES This excerpt from a sermon by N. Gordon Cosby, founding minister of The Church of the Saviour in Washington D.C. reminds us that being busy and productive is not the goal of an Apprentice of Jesus: “Way … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES Being a Christ-follower, walking in the dust of our Rabbi, is the journey of a lifetime. It is a deeper commitment than most of us realize – until we step out onto the bridge of faith which leads … Continue reading
Living as Apprentices Thoughts From Fr. Richard Rohr: “The path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers, rather than ideas or doctrines.” Thoughts From Francis of Assisi (whose … Continue reading