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 JesusContinue reading “The Art of Denying Jesus”

We Plead for Good Pastors

Within our personal issues of vulnerability, there are usually troubling problems. These are bruised and painful areas, things that result in terrible devastation in our lives and loved ones. Here are just a few of them: alcoholism and drug abuse mental illnesses homosexuality sex addictions, internet porn physically disabled chronic depression suicidal thinking religious deception,Continue reading “We Plead for Good Pastors”

Defining Depression

Evil has completely saturated the world of human beings.  We are being drenched with a thousand variations of sin and rebellion.  In olden times, an enemy would surround a city, and essentially let the inhabitants starve until they would surrender.  I wonder at times, if this tactic is not working in us today, on some kindContinue reading “Defining Depression”

A Hand of Kindness

I’ve no need to be remindedOf all my failures and my sinsFor I can write my own indictmentOf who I am and who I’ve beenI know that grace, by definition,Is something I can never earnBut for all the things that I may have missedThere’s a lesson I believe that I have learned There’s a handContinue reading “A Hand of Kindness”