The Art of Denying Jesus

“Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he went away, weeping bitterly.” Matthew 26:75, NLT Three denials are followed by three reaffirmations. “A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus […]

Treasures Found in the Clay

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing” 2 Corinthians 4:7-8 (NASB). Paul speaks of treasure, or of something of tremendous worth. We seldom place value on […]

The Power of My Wound

Healing doesn’t happen all at once. Sexual trauma runs too deep, is much too complex for simple remedies. We have no Star Trek sickbay or magic tricorder to bind up the wounds, erase the battle scars. And would we want to if we could? Would we walk away, pretend it never happened, we were never […]

Surviving the Daily Grind

“I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,“ Psalm 88:4 In May 2011, this is what I wrote– “I feel like I am going through a meat grinder. Pushed against my will (and desire) I’m finding myself in a place I’d rather not be. My […]