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: Wendell Berry
“Jesus says: ‘You have a home . . . I am your home . . . claim me as your home . . . you will find it to be the intimate place where I have found my home . … Continue reading
“In essence, shedding opens us to self-transformation. Paradox- ically, those of us who refuse such renewal will, sooner or later, be forced to undergo transformation anyway as a result of being broken or eroded by the world” (Mark Nepo, The Book … Continue reading
“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not … Continue reading
This blog now contains more than 600 posts. I am re-posting this blog from April 24, 2016 because the “divorce” Wendell Berry refers to is more painful than ever in 2017. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ “We all come from … Continue reading
“We all come from divorce. This is an age of divorce. Things that belong together have been taken apart. And you can’t put it all together. What you can do, is the only thing you can do. Two things. Not … Continue reading
“The life of faith is one of continued wrestling, where our faith butts up against the troubles of our experience and the sovereign God who controls all things. But the work of Christ, True Israel, assures us that we never … Continue reading