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: the With-God life
“The opposite of seek is dawdle. To live aimlessly and listlessly. (Eugene Peterson in As Kingfishers Catch Fire, p. 137). Picture a three-year-old captivated by the world around her. Her eyes follow a squirrel scrambling up a tree. She bends over … Continue reading
In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage, we are encouraged to dip … Continue reading
I’m reading a book about Rob Bell. Those of you in West Michigan probably do not need an introduction to this fiery young prophet; his books and videos and sermons have raised the ire of Christians of all stripes in … Continue reading
Back-to-back stories this morning on NPR about the play Our Town and about Pete Seeger brought me to tears – and reminded me of a vital practice in the “with-God” life: sacramental living. Our Town, the iconic play by Thornton Wilder, is about the Webb family, an ordinary family living … Continue reading