Tag: dread

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.23.2022

The other day my friend told me she did three things she’s never done before. “How wonderful!” I said. “Do tell!” Her never before done deeds were: powerwashing her front porch, trimming her boxwoods with a power trimmer and fasting for twenty-four hours. I was so proud of her for each of these accomplishments. But …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.22.2022

I am a sewist. That means I sew things. Mostly pieced quilts, bags of all types and once in a while, a clothing item for my granddaughters or their dolls. There is one indicator it is time for me to take a break, to pause, if you will. When I spend more time correcting mistakes …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.18.2022

It feels familiar, kind of like hunger pangs that signal it’s time to eat. Only this isn’t hunger. It is more nebulous, sometimes difficult to identify with any degree of certainty. It lingers. It whispers. It requires action. It is anxiety. Anxiety is the distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.17.2022

Does God speak to you? Do you hear him? Better yet, do you listen to him? Sometimes I don’t want to hear what someone has to say so I have sophisticated ways of tuning out the voice. I learn it from my grandchildren. First strategy: keep moving and making noise. Twirling, singing, talking, dancing, running …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.16.2022

We have two homes — one in Indiana and one in Florida. Some people have their primary residence and a cottage on the lake or a cabin in the woods or both. I just returned from our vacation home in Florida. The house in Florida is great. It’s a small townhome; one home in a …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.15.2022

Monday’s post stayed in my head. I didn’t get the words on paper, I barely had them in order in my head. The idea was there, but it didn’t blossom or grow. Friday my daughters picked me up at the airport. We went for dinner together to welcome me home, followed by a girls’ sleepover …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.11.2022

It was about a year ago, a woman messaged me and wanted to meet which I did willingly. It was the beginning of a beautiful work of God as, together, we sought the Lord for her healing. One evening I shared with her my experience of asking Jesus questions. I remember telling her that I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.10.2022

Jesus teaches me. He teaches me how to be alone. He teaches me when to ask for companionship.  33He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. 34He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Mark 14:33-34 There …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.09.2022

Ever felt scared to be alone? Not scared like “someone is going to get me!” scared, but scared like “what will I do all day?” scared. Christmas vacation is over and the kids all go back to school; mostly you are excited and giddy to be in a routine again but there’s that part of …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.08.2022

What is forgiveness? Today I was watching a bit of TV and this question was posed between two characters. The one hoped it was a clean slate, having others forget what happened, no longer needing to feel bad about something. The other character didn’t know if that was possible. That would mean the deed was …