Tag: dread

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.09.2021

A few days ago, a friend shared that she didn’t know if she could relate to someone who was dealing with grief. She had never experienced this type of loss, so could she relate? I encouraged her that, indeed, she could relate! She may not have experienced exactly the same loss in the exactly the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.09.2021

As I prepared to write this post, I took a few minutes to read a friend’s Caring Bridge update. She just received her final immunotherapy treatment for the cancer she discovered last year. I celebrated with her as she shared, “IT IS FINISHED!” Today, I invite you to celebrate with me as I say, “IT …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.08.2021

September. What does that mean to you? It seems it slipped in quietly without any word or warning. It was just here. When I was growing up, it meant school started. We always had one last summer hurrah camping with family in a remote, primitive campground. No running water, electric, showers or indoor plumbing. There …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.06.2021

Three years ago I started this blog. The post today is reprinted from my beginning days of writing. Friday as I was writing, my reading took me to Psalm 46, quoted at the end of this post. It invited me to pause again and remember that God is God and I am not. I hope …

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 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.02.2021

There are certain mindsets that will invariably upset our emotional well being and prevent us from living a full life. Understanding these false beliefs is the beginning of a journey to wholeness and an identity firmly fixed on the truth of God’s Word. The first is I must meet certain standards of performance to feel …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.01.2021

What are the mindsets that will trip us up? What kind of foundational thinking plagues many of us, preventing us from being the best version of ourselves? The following thoughts are adapted from Draw Close to the Fire by Terry Wardle and original with Robert McGee in his book, The Search for Significance. The first …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.31.2021

My reading this week revealed to me the four false beliefs that plague most lives. These are lies or distortions of truth, needing to be exposed so they lose their power over us. In them, I see myself. I have, at one time or another, been controlled by believing one of these lies so I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.30.2021

“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others… when you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them… and when you fast, don’t make it obvious…wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.27.2021

1“Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink—even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk—it’s all free! 2Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy …