Tag: depression

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.11.2020

I am not a decorator at heart but I recently redecorated my bedroom with the assistance of a friend who has an eye for that sort of thing. The focal point of the room is a quilt I made during the stay at home weeks. Everything else in the room adds to, highlights, shows off …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.09.2020

A few years ago for my birthday, Dave gave me a consultation with a clothing stylist. She came to my house and spent a couple of hours going through my closet with me and assessing my wardrobe. Every item I owned was individually evaluated by several criteria: Do I currently wear it? (I answered this …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.08.2020

Clothes. Wardrobes. Closets. We all have them. Some are larger than others. In our closets, we have clothes we love and clothes we need. We have clothes we keep from year to year and clothes we buy and never wear. I have a love-hate relationship with clothes – both buying and wearing. Last week, I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.06.2020

In the last three months, images suggesting the year 2020 should be rewound and started again appear regularly on social media. I saw one again several days ago and took time to ponder it. I asked myself the question: do I want to redo this year? No. I don’t want a do over. I was …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.04.2020

And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus. Ephesians 3:6 As I read this scripture, the outstanding element is the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.03.2020

God is orchestrating a beautiful, sychronous movement to display his wisdom to the unseen powers and forces in the heavenly realms. We all have a part to play and listening to the Spirit is paramount. Apostle Paul writes to the church in Ephesus, saying it like this: And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and …

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 6.01.2020

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves . . . Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:16, 25 Early Sunday morning, as the night turned into day, the phrase “walk it out” came …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.27.2020

A wise old owl sat in an oak, The more he heard, the less he spoke; The less he spoke, the more he heard; Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird? According to this old saying, wisdom is gained through silence and observation. Did the wisdom initiate the silent observation or did the silent observation give …

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 …