Tag Archives: surrender

My Blueberry Muffin Ministry

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

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Powerlessness Case Study

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

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My Surrender

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

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Giving up the Need to Know

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

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Being a Person of “Large Leisure”

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

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Quote for the Day

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

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Thoughts for Today

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

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Training to Surrender

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” Anatole France “Man cannot discover new oceans unless … Continue reading

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