Tag: dread

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.28.2022

Vacation week!! Please check back again in a week when I will resume my normal posting. Have a great week!

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.25.2022

Recently I was reminded that laughter really is the best medicine. Not only does it provide short term benefits such as extra oxygen, lowering stress and releasing feel good hormones in the brain, it provides long term benefits as well. Immunity support, pain relief and improved mood are just a few of the long term …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.24.2022

Children provide a great deal of entertainment — even when they are being absolutely serious and horrified about something. It behooves me to contain my laughter when my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter shakes her finger or stomps her foot in indignation. Last evening was classic. She and her sister had spent the day with …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.23.2022

Did anyone capture the date and time yesterday when it all coincided? 2:22 p.m. on 2/22/22? My brother was on a Zoom call and was able to click a photo during that one minute. As we anticipated the minute when all numbers would be two, my mother asked if something was supposed to happen. No. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.22.22

17Then Abraham bowed down to the ground, but he laughed to himself in disbelief. “How could I become a father at the age of 100?” he thought. “And how can Sarah have a baby when she is ninety years old?”  Genesis 17:17 12So she laughed silently to herself and said, “How could a worn-out woman …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.21.2022

A week of short challenges are ahead for us. 2We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.” 3Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy! Psalm 126:2-3 Years ago, I was showing my brother-in-law around the area where we live. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.18.2022

17For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17 This is one of my favorite pictures in scripture. It is intimacy, love, security and joy …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.17.2022

My daughter is a nurse for the breast cancer surgeons in our area. Twice a week, she goes into the operating room with one of the surgeons and assists. She holds retractors and whatever else is required to ensure the doctor is successful. When the surgical portion of the procedure is finished, my daughter closes …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.16.2022

The lemons pictured above are perfect. Bright yellow, firm skin, perfect shape. I would reach for them if I were in the grocery store looking for lemons. Would I be satisfied with them? A few years ago, someone gave me lemons from the tree in their yard. They didn’t look like the ones pictured above. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.11.2022

Mornings are hard for me. I am not the person who jumps out of bed full of enthusiasm and spunk. It takes me a long time to get going; I rarely make appointments before noon; I have a routine and I am eventually ready to greet the world. But it’s a process. Once in a …