Tag: Christian

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.24.2021

Sometimes a song just says it better than anything. As I awoke this morning, I was singing the familiar chorus based on Psalm 118:24, “This is the Day.” Wanting to listen rather than sing, I grabbed my I-pad to search for the song on YouTube. I had to chuckle listening to the various renditions until …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.23.2021

22The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. 23This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. 24This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:22-24 This is the day the Lord made. What will my response be to this day? Will I rejoice …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.22.2021

9We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 21You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 24The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Proverbs 20:24 23I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.19.2021

2You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you. Psalm 8:2 Valentine’s Day for many was filled with chocolates, flowers and special dinners to celebrate love with a significant other. Dave and I weren’t able to be together and I really wasn’t thinking about flowers, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.18.2021

30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Ephesians 4:30 Sometimes, as a parent, my children grieved me. Not so much anymore, but when they were younger, like in high school. When my son was a senior, I went to Arizona to attend my …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.17.2021

36Now whenever the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out on their journey, following it. 37But if the cloud did not rise, they remained where they were until it lifted. 38The cloud of the Lord hovered over the Tabernacle during the day, and at night fire glowed inside the cloud so the whole family …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.16.2021

Tribes, crew, my people — whatever you call them, it’s the people in your life that are the beating heart of your world. You might see them every day, every week or once a month. But they are there for you! At the center of my heart is my family. This includes my children, their …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.15.2021

Saturday, in a much needed conversation with a dear friend, I exclaimed to her, “I am not a good person!” She burst into laughter and agreed that she isn’t a good person either. I felt so human at that moment — in the best way possible. As with all great interactions, I ruminated on our …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.12.2021

Friends who help along the way with words that encourage or gently guide me are my inspiration for today. They are one of my 10,000 reasons to bless the Lord. Yesterday, I received this wise, gentle reminder from a friend — Worrying about what other people think is the quickest way to forget what God …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.11.2021

Today I find COURAGE to be the beat of my heart. Not my courage, but the courage of others. The courage it takes to do the hard thing whether it be a social conversation, a moral decision, a physical act, an emotional journey of healing, an intellectual pursuit or a spiritual conquest. I am blessed …