*I'm spending some time with family this week so I thought I'd devote the blog to men and women who have influenced me in my own formation into Christlikeness. Enjoy! Eugene Peterson, from Under the Unpredictable Plant

Being a writer and being a pastor are virtually the same thing for me - an entrance into chaos, the mess of things, and then the slow mysterious work of making something out of it, something good, something blessed: poem, prayer, conversation, sermon, a sighting of grace, a recognition of love, a shaping of virtue. (55)

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