Tag: community

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.08.2020

13But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. . . .  14The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” Exodus 14:13-14 Perhaps you are like me. Attempting to craft a battle plan to wage war against the “enemy” in your life. This scripture is an invitation to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.07.2020

Friday I sent a message to my five most trusted friends that said: “I am not okay. Depression is knocking at the door, standing on the porch waiting for me to invite it in. I spend time with Jesus, I rehearse truth. But this is lonely and I need someone to know. I need to …

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 03.23.2020

Several times last week I heard the reference “2 Chronicles 20.” Curiosity got the best of me and I just had to check it out. Wow! It is a life changer! And by life changer, I mean it challenged my thinking which changes how I see life which is a life changer! Today, I invite …

Out of the Chaos 03.21.2020

Good Saturday morning to you! Today may not feel much different to you than every other day this week if you are home with the kiddos or unable to go to work. I get it. Staying in calls for creative action and creative action calls for energy that is sometimes missing. The other night, Dave …

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 08.31.2019

Thirty-four years ago I said the best YES ever! It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses. The ten year mark was pretty difficult, but we continued to say yes. And here we are, twenty-four years later enjoying life as empty nesters! Of all the gaggles I belong to (yes! we all have more than one), …

Daily Reads 08.30.2019

Today begins our annual glamping weekend. Glamping is just a bit more glamorous than regular camping. Three families are involved. Two families pull their recreational vehicles to the third family’s house who don’t care for camping in the traditional sense of the word. We call their house the resort. It’s wonderful. The families in attendance …

Daily Reads 08.29.2019

Read: Matthew 18:20 “How large does a group have to be to count as a gaggle?” you wonder. Geese live in gaggles. There are always lots of them. As an introvert, my gaggle wouldn’t be that large if I was a goose. In the reading from yesterday from the book of Acts, there were thousands …

Daily Reads 08.28.2019

“What exactly would a gaggle do if I had one?” you might be asking. Read: Acts 2:42 Gaggles meet together in a variety of ways. Pulling a few ideas from this passage, a gaggle gathers around scripture. It might occur on a Sunday morning, a formal Bible study or a more informal discussion of principles …