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John 21:17

The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?"

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."

Jesus said, "Feed my sheep."


God is not my boss
For years I thought God was the boss and I was the employee. I was wrong. 7/13

Do you not care that we are perishing?
Jesus has the big picture and absolute confidence in the Father—even when miracles are withheld. How can what he knows help us? 1/11

Out of our control
What does it mean that God will never leave us nor forsake us? What good does God's presence do us when we are in times of trouble? 2/08

Waiting on the Lord
God's timing is not our timing, and his purposes are not our purposes. We need to wait on him with a sense of expectancy. 7/01

Cultivating Fruit
The master gardener knows we sometimes need to be pruned, even though it may cause us temporary pain. 5/01

Surprised by Suffering
Jesus was up front with us: Following Him would lead to suffering. So why are we surprised when we experience it? 1/01

Too Much Blood
We can damage ourselves if we give when we're not hooked up to God's resources. 11/00