Tag: chaos

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.15.2021

12Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.13.2021

12How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. 13Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. 14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.12.2021

Sunday evening we had a farewell party at the only house my children have ever known as “Grandma and Grandpa’s house.” When my mother-in-law moved into assisted living, she sold the house to our daughter who was getting married that year. I have always loved the house; there is a spirit of peace and safety …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.08.2021

Secrets come in all sizes, shapes and styles. Some are fun to know; others are not. Sometimes I keep a secret for someone and then enjoy the telling when it’s time — like when my daughter and daughter-in-law are pregnant. That’s always exciting to learn and exciting to share. Other times, I am the recipient …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.07.2021

I sometimes wonder how my life would be different if Jesus were not a part of it. I said yes to his invitation when I was only six. In a cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I sensed Jesus asking if he could live in my heart. I said yes! For many years, I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.06.2021

18When the Lord finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, written by the finger of God. Exodus 31:18 1Then Moses and the leaders of Israel gave this charge to the people: “Obey all these commands that I am giving you today. 2When you cross the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.05.2021

10Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:10 The work has begun. It’s not a lot to see, but the work behind the scenes is amazing. Talking to suppliers, securing plumbers, electricians and landscaping is done. Plans are being drawn, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.01.2021

5“Look, I now teach you these decrees and regulations just as the Lord my God commanded me, so that you may obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy. 6Obey them completely, and you will display your wisdom and intelligence among the surrounding nations. When they hear all these decrees, they will exclaim, ‘How …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.31.2021

One of the most interesting classes of my undergraduate studies was Sociology – the study of human social behaviors. I learned that when a person is in a situation where the outcome is negative, she will blame the outcome on something outside herself – others, the weather, the referee, unfair distribution of resources, etc. If …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.30.2021

I am never alone. At times, situations arise that are above my pay grade. I’m sure there is no way I can accomplish what needs to be done. And then I read something like this:  17Perhaps you will think to yourselves, ‘How can we ever conquer these nations that are so much more powerful than …