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”

Living Psalm 23

1-3 God, my shepherd!     I don’t need a thing.You have bedded me down in lush meadows,    you find me quiet pools to drink from.True to your word,    you let me catch my breath    and send me in the right direction. 4 Even when the way goes through    Death Valley,I’m not afraid    when you walk at my side.Your trusty shepherd’s crook    makes me feelContinue reading “Living Psalm 23”

OCD: Plain & Simple

A woman visits her dermatologist, complaining of extremely  dry skin and seldom feeling clean. She showers for two hours every day. A lawyer insists on making coffee several times each day. His colleagues do not realize that he lives in fear that the coffee will be poisoned, and he feels compelled to pour most ofContinue reading “OCD: Plain & Simple”

Bringing Down Your Goliath

Many things seem to have risen up to block us. What we have to face is scary.  It shakes us right down to our sandals.  We see the ultimate intention of the enemies work.  If we pass on Goliath, he will remain, and the Father’s plan becomes vulnerable. Sooner or later, he must be faced. “ThenContinue reading “Bringing Down Your Goliath”