Monthly archive for ‘ September, 2011 ’

Mind Your Own Business

9th September 2011 | 0 Comments

I am still meditating on Jesus’ and Peter’s beach meander in John 21. Today I have been thinking about Peter’s reaction to Jesus.  Jesus reconciles Peter, and then He gives Peter a pretty clear prophecy about the manner in which he would die. Peter is going to be a martyr. Peter considers this revelation and […]

The God Who Holds our Breath

7th September 2011 | 1 Comment

“…And the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified.” This was Daniel’s indictment of Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar’s successor to the throne of Babylon. Wow! What a shame, to have knowledge of the one true God, and not glorify Him. What hits me right in the gut […]

Do You Love Me?

6th September 2011 | 0 Comments

I am still pondering Jesus’ encounter with Peter on the beach in the early morning hours, only days after His resurrection. Peter must have felt a certain sense of Deja vu when, at Jesus’ command they tossed their nets on the other side of the boat, and pulled in a huge catch of more than […]

Failure, Fear and Faith

5th September 2011 | 0 Comments

My thinking has been challenged many time throughout this journey that Joel and I are now on. I have begun to accept and even expect God to alert me to erroneous assumptions that have been a part of my thinking for so long. Recently, I have been amazed again by God’s incredible grace. I have […]

Removing the Scales

4th September 2011 | 1 Comment

I was visiting with a friend today and we were talking about how God works on each one of us to peal away the layers of sin and selfishness that keeps us from truly pursuing God. Often the pain we experience in our lives is a result of that process, even when we are not […]

When Things Don’t Work

3rd September 2011 | 0 Comments

I have been tired this week, emotionally, and physically. It just doesn’t seem like I can get enough sleep. And to be truthful, there are never enough hours in the day for all that I need to do. I am sure that I’m not alone in feeling this way. In fact, breakneck pace, is epidemic […]