Living Tethered to the Cross

St. Francis of  Assisi once wrote, “The devil never rejoices more than when he robs a servant of God of the peace of God.” Sometimes I think I’ve made the devil dance far too many times. I confess that peace has never been real high on my list. Love, joy, kindness and even goodness are clearContinue reading “Living Tethered to the Cross”

Nothing But Leaves [Self-Deceit]

“Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.” Mark 11:13, NASB Perplexing isn’t it?  I personally have lived with a certain amount ofContinue reading “Nothing But Leaves [Self-Deceit]”

The Art of Offending Jesus

Our actions can bless God, and others immensely. We really have no idea that we have such power in our grasp. But we do say and do things that do alter the realities of those who are trying desperately to draw close to Him. We like to be unattached from these very real things. WeContinue reading “The Art of Offending Jesus”

Judas Iscariot, Matthew 27:3-10

This is a chapter from my book, “They Met Jesus: Stories from the Gospels.” Hope you like it! Chapter 37 Judas Iscariot, Matthew 27:3-10 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was filled with remorse. So he took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leadingContinue reading “Judas Iscariot, Matthew 27:3-10”