Tag: change

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.19.2020

5You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Psalm 23:5 Our best worst year was 2016. The months leading up to it were filled with some really great moments, but some really tough dynamics as well. Then …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.13.2020

17For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. 19So then, let us aim for harmony in the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.10.2020

Thirty years ago on this day, my day began as every other. We were in the final stages of building our first house, planning to move in just before Thanksgiving. I was pregnant and due November 25. Yes — we were supposed to move on my due date. Then everything changed. About 6:30 p.m., as …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.09.2020

I am writing this before the USA election is decided. In a few days or maybe hours, fifty percent of the population will be disappointed. I don’t know which side of the fence you are on, but I’ve been thinking how I want to respond regardless of the outcome. “The king’s heart is like a …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.06.2020

When I seek God with my whole heart, in a way that fits me, he promises to listen. He doesn’t just promise to listen, but he promises to respond! 9The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 The other day I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.05.2020

Seeking God with my wholeheart…it intimidates me. Like if you would ask me to run a marathon. That’s a long way and I don’t know if I can do it and how do I train and … I just don’t think I will do it. I just love what scripture says about those who are …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.04.2020

11For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. 14I will be found by you,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 29:11-14 The …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.03.2020

What now? We sit and wait. Waiting for the results of an election that does not have the power to change anything unless I am willing to be a part of that change. As I sat and pondered what to write for today, a phrase kept running through my mind: pray for peace. It’s not …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.02.2020

Fifteen years ago, Dave and I purchased twelve acres of woods. Trails through the woods were maintained for four-wheel or snowmobile riding; a sledding hill offered the thrill of winter fun; a 14 x 20 cabin offered warmth and shelter from the cold, snowy adventures. All of this was the dream and work of the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.13.2020

I learned a new word last week. It was completely by accident while reading a beach novel with very few redeeming characteristics. But I learned a new word. Actually a word that categorizes many words. Contronym. Contronym is a word with multiple meanings where one meaning is the reverse of another. There are many examples …