Tag: devotion

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.30.2021

HOPE: confident trust with the expectation of fulfillment! Hope that characterizes the kingdom of God, the reign of Jesus prophesied in scripture, isn’t wishful thinking. It is solid certainty, expectation that knows fulfillment! 4Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.16.2021

Prayer and praying follow certain forms in different traditions. A friend, nurtured in the Catholic church, taught me a prayer she said in her home before meals. It sparked something in me and I committed the prayer to memory. Thank you, oh Lord, for these thy gifts for which we are about to receive from …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.18.2021

There are times in my life when the sparkle left my eyes. When I look at pictures from those times, I see dull, sad eyes. Perhaps no one else notices, but I remember. The writer of Genesis describes Laban’s daughters quite differently. If indeed the writer was contrasting the two daughters, Leah must have been …

OUT OF THE CHAOS – 07.21.2020

Monday my daughter and I walked together. During our walk, she shared a dream with me she had the previous night. Disturbing to her, she wondered what she ought to do with it. Was it a warning? Should she call the people involved in the dream? Did it mean nothing? A dream comes when there …