Tag: devotional

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.04.2021

The last number of fictional books I’ve read were historical fiction based on the effects of World War II in France. The authors revealed the devastation of war on the land, people and livelihood of the French people as well as the diverse ways the people responded to the German invasion. The read is sobering …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.30.2021

12The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ . . . 14Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. 15If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.29.2021

Today I used a chop saw for the first time in my life. It was frightening and exhilarating all at the same time. My sisters and I are having a short retreat the next two days and decided we needed a project to do. Brainstorming sitting by the river, we decided to do something involving …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.28.2021

There are things I hope I never experience. For instance, I hope a mouse never runs out from under my car seat and across my foot while I am driving. I have nearly panicked imagining the chaos that would cause. Today, Mom and I went to the airport to pick up my sister and her …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.27.2021

Saturday night was rodeo night here in Montana. At least for those of us visiting from out of state. There is a small arena only a few miles from Mom’s that hosts a rodeo every week, so we decided to join the crowd and see what happens at the rodeo. In order to vicariously participate …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.26.2021

Hello from the great state of Montana! I am privileged to be visiting my mom and siblings this week. Visiting my home community with my siblings is always fodder for interesting interactions and musings. It seems I come face-to-face with myself in humorous ways. So, who knows what will happen this week! So, Mom and …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.23.2021

Everyone has trouble sleeping at one time or another. It might be due to the stress of life, a change in your body or too much pizza. Whatever the reason, it is distressing. There are a couple of verses in Psalms that really help me to relax when my mind is buzzing with sleeplessness. 5I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.22.2021

34“The coming of the Son of Man can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. When he left home, he gave each of his slaves instructions about the work they were to do, and he told the gatekeeper to watch for his return. 35You, too, must keep watch! For you …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.21.2021

Asleep at the wheel. An idiomatic statement meaning not alert or attentive. To be asleep at the wheel isn’t a statement of one actually sleeping but rather being in a state of unawares. This week, as I listened to a podcast, I had a sense that it is possible to devote time and energy to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.20.2021

Sleep. “Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly.”1 While sleep is an essential function, it can also be an escape from reality. 4But the Lord hurled a powerful wind over …