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    3 Truths Learned from Peter’s Denial

    Read Matthew 26:57-75 Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know the man!” And immediately the rooster crowed. Matthew 26:74 (NLT) The air was crisp. Peter shivered. Was the tremble from the biting wind or the ice revealed in Judas’s silver-lined veins? Was it a physical or spiritual chill on the night Jesus of Nazareth faced fate? Indeed, the whisp of frolicking demon’s wings could be felt. The Shepherd was to be struck down. His sheep fled. Even those that declared allegiance would falter that night. Peter nestled to the warmth of the fire, wrestling with the idea of his Lord being betrayed by that…that… Zealot. Peter watched…

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    Echoes in the Hills of Alabama

    “What were you doing in Birmingham, Alabama this past weekend?”  People are curious. I assume their curiosity was piqued by the dust being blown off my cobwebbed Instagram account. (I am trying to get with the times.) A steady stream of posts of my son and myself ranging from our stop at the Huddle House for breakfast to us standing with Rick Burgess and Andy Blanks in the foyer of The Church at Brooks Hills. Its no wonder why people were interested in what the Bounds boys were up to. So, what were we doing? We were growing closer to God and each other! At Christmas, my wife gave us the wonderful gift of…