April 27, 2017

Juicy Fruit

I like to start each year grading myself on the “fruit of the Spirit”: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). I put a letter-grade beside each one: A, B, C, D, or F. How […]
February 2, 2017

“Take me deeper, Jesus”

As the flogging continued the Spirit took me back to Jesus’ prayer in the garden that last night: “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” […]
January 19, 2017

Sifting

Why couldn’t I lay down my life for Jesus back then? Because I couldn’t even lay down, my own agenda, my own personal plans for Peter. I couldn’t even begin to lay down … Self. Why couldn’t I follow Jesus […]
January 12, 2017

Spiritual Armor

Annas’ order to flog us sent a shiver down my spine. I knew the others were reeling, too. Annas ordered our flogging like it was a spanking for a child, but if you know anything about floggings, they are unspeakably […]

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