Tag: distrust

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.07.2022

14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O┬áLord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 Last week I hosted out of town guests. We had a great time together but as the day approached for my guests to return to their homes, some anxiety surfaced. You …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.22.2021

This week signifies the beginning of the 2021 holidays. It begins with Thanksgiving which melts into Christmas and ends with New Year’s Day. Between now and New Year’s Eve there will be invites to peruse, charcuterie boards to assemble, menus to devise and shopping lists to create. And that’s only the food part of the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.14.2021

As I meditated on Psalm 38 yesterday, my mind kept turning to the woman in John 8. Jesus is teaching in the temple courts when suddenly the religious people push through the crowd with a woman in tow. “She was caught in the act of adultery,” they say. “What should we do with her? The …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.03.2021

It really does matter what we think. But more than that, it matters what we believe. False beliefs allowed to run rampant through our minds destroy our emotional health. Just as eating too much cake and pizza will destroy your physical health, believing the wrong thing causes suffering too. This week I am exposing four …

Daily Reads 2.16.2019

Home! That is where I am headed today. There is a level of anticipation and excitement that I can’t quite contain. Even though it is cold and wintry in Indiana and I am leaving behind the sunshine and 80’s of Florida, I love what I will find – family, home, church. What are you anticipating …

Daily Reads 2.15.2019

Comparison kills YOU. It is a cancerous growth that metastasizes from “I don’t have enough.” to “I am not enough.” Slowly we begin to believe that we are a mistake, that we will never be enough. The slide downward is slow and slippery; the mud and mire of comparison pull deeper and deeper into the …

Daily Reads 2.13.2019

Comparison is a lack of trust in God’s ability to provide for you and meet your needs. I often look at what is happening around me and wonder if I sidestepped somewhere. After all, it looks like everyone’s life but mine is neatly organized and moving in a really beautiful direction. I easily overlook any …