Category Archives: Eugene Peterson

On Silence & Self-Assertion & Prayer – Another Good Word From Peterson

“Why is there so much noise in the world? Why do we chatter so much? In this most expensively schooled society in the history of civilization, why is there such a torrent of verbal garbage? Why do we put up … Continue reading

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You Are a Sinner. Receive My Grace.

While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with … Continue reading

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Taking Up My Cross to Follow Jesus

“Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow … Continue reading

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You Are Blessed When . . .

You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be … Continue reading

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Who is Wise?

These are the beautiful and insightful words of Eugene Peterson in his book, Where Your Treasure Is: Psalms That Summon You From Self to Community ~ p. 125 The opposite of foolish in Scripture is wise. Wise refers to skill … Continue reading

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