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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Tag Archives: the Kingdom of God
I live in the mid-west area of the United States, a place where we experience all the seasons. I can’t imagine living where the leaves don’t turn red and gold or snowflakes don’t drift into fluffy piles – even if the … Continue reading
Five years I wrote a brief post about turning 70 years old. Yesterday, I became 75. One of my friends in my writer’s group is also celebrating her 75th birthday in a few months. She is planning to write personal reflections about … Continue reading
“It is no wonder that Jesus used the word “Change!” as his dramatic opening line in the Gospels (Mk 1:15, Mt. 3:3) There is a necessary movement on each of our parts – probably one of many in our lives … Continue reading
“God isn’t looking for servants. God isn’t looking for slaves, workers, contestants to play the game or jump the hoops correctly. God is simply looking for images! God wants images of God to walk around the earth…. God wants usable … Continue reading
“Church is offering drive-thru option for Ash Wednesday” This is a headline on the Faith & Belief Page in today’s newspaper. Here’s the first paragraph: “You can use the drive-thru for your favorite fast food. You can use the drive-thru to … Continue reading
LIVING AS APPRENTICES I recently watched a short documentary on Vimeo, Ken Burns: On Story, about the craft of storytelling. In it the filmmaker says, “We have to keep the wolf from the door. We tell stories to continue ourselves. … Continue reading