Tag: anxiety

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.19.2021

Growing up on a farm that produced almost all of what we ate, summertime chores were prolific. I helped plant seeds, pull weeds, pick produce and preserve fruits and vegetables from the garden and orchard. We milked the cows (not me, though), drank raw milk and used the cream to make butter and whipped cream. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.18.2021

I have, for almost my entire life, lived in a rural setting. For three years, we lived in town with neighbors less than a stone’s throw away. I didn’t mind it so much; the rest of my family didn’t enjoy it. I remember the first time a neighbor girl visited one of our daughters. After …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.15.2021

15For I am waiting for you, O Lord. You must answer for me, O Lord my God. 16I prayed, “Don’t let my enemies gloat over me or rejoice at my downfall.” Psalm 38:15-16 Once again, I find scripture speaks truth the best. Many times I have cried out to God to remember me, to save me, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.14.2021

As I meditated on Psalm 38 yesterday, my mind kept turning to the woman in John 8. Jesus is teaching in the temple courts when suddenly the religious people push through the crowd with a woman in tow. “She was caught in the act of adultery,” they say. “What should we do with her? The …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.13.2021

Elementary school is tough for children. Well, all of school can be hard for children but I remember a couple of times I struggled to send a child to school because something outside of her control occurred. First, she contracted chicken pox. It wasn’t the pox that made me want to keep her home. After …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.12.2021

18I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. Psalm 94:18 Speaking through the prophet, Isaiah, God says this about the Lord’s Chosen Servant . . . 3He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. He will bring justice to all who have been wronged. Isaiah …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.11.2021

Preaching is hard work. Not only is there content to be written, worked and reworked, but there is what to wear. I know, that isn’t a big deal. But it is. Yesterday I wore earrings and discovered during the first service that the new microphone was not earring friendly. If you listened or attended first …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.08.2021

Sunday, October 10, I will preach again at Maple City Chapel. I would love to have you join us online or in person if you don’t have a place to worship! As a church, we are reading through the Bible this year. Our sermon series have loosely followed the reading and right now we are …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.07.2021

Today I picked up walnuts. Not just a bucket or two but five wheelbarrows full. We have our share of walnut trees which is quite nice considering it gives us full grown trees, pretty leaves in the summer and filtered shade. They also provide walnuts which would be great if I wanted to learn the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.06.2021

Last evening a friend and I were talking and discovered an experience we hold in common. Both of us share the common experience of being cut off by someone we thought was a friend. Not just casually ignored but told with words that we are no longer considered a friend. Many times, relationships do not …