Tag: choices

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.25.2020

Sunday was a beautiful day in northern Indiana; the first really nice day this spring. So, we went for a bike ride. Just as in many other places, our community has turned old railroad tracks into trails so a person can ride for miles on paved trails through woodland, farmland and open meadows. The roads …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.17.2020

Happy Sunday! Today whether you listen online, take a walk in nature or attend a service in person, my prayer is that you encounter the Living God! I remind you that we have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind! No matter where your comfort level is …

Daily Reads 03.09.2020

In the last six months, I learned a new card game. It is a rummy style game called Five Crowns. There are eleven rounds and the game can be played in an hour or so. Easy to learn, it seems there isn’t much skill involved in playing the game. The cards are dealt at random, …

Daily Reads 11.15.2019

When I sew, I use special feet on my machine to ensure the desired results. My 1/4 inch foot helps me keep my seam exactly at 1/4 inch width. The button hole foot delivers a perfect button hole every time. The button foot enables me to sew a button on in exactly the right place …

Daily Reads 11.14.2019

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the …

Daily Reads 09.08.2019

Read: Psalm 40 This psalm speaks to me of life as it is every day. We encounter trouble along the way, but God is there to walk with us. And his work in our lives brings forth praise in others. When we live out following Jesus in all of its measure, others will see and …

Daily Reads 09.07.2019

Read: Psalm 40:1-3 I have a psychologist friend. He said he never wants to work harder than a client for change. You see, sometimes we see the change that needs to happen but we don’t want to work for it. What about you? Do you like change? Do you see an end result you’d like …

Daily Reads 09.06.2019

Maturity has nothing to do with eternity. Maturing in our faith continues to happen as long as we live. We never achieve that complete perfection this side of heaven. But we have the opportunity to grow in faith and in our experience with Jesus every day. And our reward will be this side of heaven. …

Poverty to Riches!

It’s a little scary how quickly time passes. It seems like only yesterday I looked forward to my mom coming to help me when my first child was born. That was 30 years ago. Now, I am enjoying the arrival of grandchildren and helping my children when babies are born. As I reflected on that, …

Daily Reads 08.18.2019

Oh, what joy for thosewhose disobedience is forgiven,whose sin is put out of sight!Yes, what joy for thosewhose record the Lord has cleared of guilt,whose lives are lived in complete honesty!When I refused to confess my sin,my body wasted away,and I groaned all day long.Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.My strength evaporated …