Tag: dismay

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.21.2021

30I walked by the field of a lazy person, the vineyard of one with no common sense. 31I saw that it was overgrown with nettles. It was covered with weeds, and its walls were broken down. 32Then, as I looked and thought about it, I learned this lesson: 33A little extra sleep, a little more …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.05.2021

In the land of ancient Israel, there were several considerations to take into account when a people group decided where to settle. They looked around a prospective site and asked, “Is there a water source?” “Is there food here?” “Will we be protected?” Water was the first consideration. Without drills and the equipment we have …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.10.2021

What does it mean to be invited into partnership with Jesus? I meditated on that during moments of wakefulness overnight. My finite mind can only compare this with what I know about human partnerships. Am I even able to comprehend what it means to partner with Jesus? In human partnerships, I assume there is some …

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 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.09.2021

Monday, the 5th, felt like the fourth Saturday in a row. It began as many of our Saturdays do with Dave asking if he should make sausage gravy and biscuits. By this he meant he wanted me to get up and make biscuits while he fries sausage for gravy. On this day, I agreed to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.02.2020

Someday we will look back at the time spent in social distancing and isolation and it will be a distant memory. Perhaps we learned things about ourselves and others. We might have learned a new skill, took up a new hobby, read a new book, watched a great movie. Maybe we learned to spend time …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.01.2020

Romance. Chick flicks. Whatever you call them, they usually include a character who pursues someone in spite of great opposition. This person refuses to take no for an answer and is jealous for the affection of his/her true love. Jealousy has a bad rap. Mostly it motivates people to do stupid things that are harmful …