Tag: calm

out of the chaos 04.05.2020

Your attention please: Easter and Holy Week is still happening! Today is commonly known as Palm Sunday, the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, greeted by worshippers waving palm branches and proclaiming him King of Israel! All four gospels record the event, each with a slightly different emphasis. Luke and John both record …

take a deep breath

It is four years ago that Dave and I began our best worst year. It was March 24, 2016 – that our lives turned upside down. March 25 brought a new normal. Dave was home and I wasn’t sure I liked it. Honestly, this was the most frightening thing I could have imagined. I didn’t …

Out of the chaos 03.29.2020

Jehoshaphat was a good king, following the ways of his father, Asa. He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight. During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people never fully committed themselves to follow the God of their ancestors. 2 Chronicles 20:32-33 One final thought about Jehoshaphat. He is …

Out of the chaos 03.28.2020

At the very moment… What does that mean to you? To me it means immediately, right now, simultaneous, follow immediately…it means at the very same time! At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. 2 Chronicles 20:22 When …

Out of the chaos 03.27.2020

Jehoshaphat, terrified by the news that three armies were advancing against him, called the community to prayer and fasting. He appealed to God’s promise to hear and deliver the people when they were threatened by an enemy. He confessed they didn’t know what to do, but relied on God for help. According to his promise, …

Out of the chaos 03.26.2020

He prayed, “O Lord, God of our ancestors, you alone are the God who is in heaven. You are ruler of all the kingdoms of the earth. You are powerful and mighty; no one can stand against you! O our God, did you not drive out those who lived in this land when your people Israel arrived? …

Daily Reads 07.19.2019

Read: Isaiah 26:3, 7-9a I am sure I have read these verses before but when I read them again today I had to pause. My first response was, “Huh?” Seems to me that somedays my way has been rough and steep. So I reread them. My second response was, “Hm!” And I thought, “Do I …

Daily Reads 07.17.2019

I am restless today. The restlessness is in my body, not my mind. My mind is at peace. It’s an odd combination for me. Read: Isaiah 26:3-4 What did I do today with a restless body and a peaceful mind? I helped my daughter. Her baby is just a bit over four weeks old and …