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”

When Others are More Gifted Than You

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.” 1 Corinthians 12:4, NLT “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Peter 4:10 Several years ago, the Holy Spirit upended my understandingContinue reading “When Others are More Gifted Than You”

More Bumble Than Believer, [Aging]

It’s strange getting older. It’s not for the faint of heart.  A whirlwind of days and nights swirl from this human drama, and I think I may be starting thinking about my exit— Lord willing, stage right. I’m supposed to be a ‘veteran’ now– a mature believer.  I’m not supposed to get stressed.  However, age isContinue reading “More Bumble Than Believer, [Aging]”

Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? 

  The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.”  The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, however, it changes the end of the parable.  The play tells of a physician who comes to the pool of Bethesda, hoping to toContinue reading “Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? “