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”

Do Not Judge Too Hard

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;” Luke 6:37   “Pray don’t find fault with the man who limps Or stumbles along the road Unless you have worn the shoes that hurt Or struggled beneath his load There may beContinue reading “Do Not Judge Too Hard”

Seeking Truth

Words matter. Our choice of words, whether speaking or writing, makes a difference. And words have meaning. That’s what dictionaries are for—to tell us what words mean. When we try to use words to mean something other than what they really mean, it causes confusion. Sometimes people do this on purpose. One such misuse of a wordContinue reading “Seeking Truth”

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”