Tag: courage

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.19.2022

Rules have a place. If you or someone in your home is a football fan, this is an exciting time of year — the NFL playoffs. Without rules, the football field would be chaotic. Even with rules in place to govern play, the players routinely push the limits. This is evidenced by the number of …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.14.2022

The day started fine. I enjoyed the luxury of sleeping a bit longer, then grabbed my coffee and headed to the lanai to read and pray. I picked up a book I bought several weeks ago and began reading. After about an hour, I realized I was no longer remembering what I read. I layed …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.06.2021

ADVENT – WEEK 2 The focus of the second week of Advent is love. Today “love” refers to the feeling one has toward pizza, a good movie, the weather or a life partner. A bit overused, so perhaps the message “You are loved by God!” doesn’t hold much weight. But you are, in fact, loved …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.23.2021

1The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. 2For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths. Psalm 24:1-2 April 22 every year is Earth Day. It is a day set aside to raise awareness of the increasing need …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.02.2020

8When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. 9Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.” 11“Who told …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.19.2020

Today I am going to Montana to visit my mom. As I observe people and situations, I will listen for what the Holy Spirit wants to teach me along the way and share them as my Montana musings. Thanks for joining me on this adventure! My travel day began with more adventure than I intended. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.23.2020

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthrew 5:3 Jesus’ perspective on life and what makes life worth living is astonishingly countercultural — not only in his day but in ours as well. As I began reading the blessings of Jesus, his first …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.14.2020

Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. The second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself. Everything hangs on these two commands. –Matthew 22:36-40 Sunday is a day I set aside for rest. Deliberately ceasing from daily work to give my …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.02.2020

What is it that draws me to the choreography and sychronous movement of backup dancing or drill team? Why am I enlivened by the invitation to “keep in step with the Spirit?” As I ponder that, I recognize something about myself. I don’t need to be the main atttraction. I want to be a part …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.24.2020

Songs sometimes summarize in the best way what I am feeling or wanting to say in the moment. In this moment, I want you to know that you are fully accepted, deeply loved and eternally chosen to be a child of the King. From this place of knowing, you can be everything you were meant …