Tag: encouragement

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.26.2021

Wednesday I challenged you to talk to Jesus about how he was able to humble himself, set aside his rights as God and become a human. I wonder if anyone took time to do that? I admit, asking Jesus questions might seem odd to you. That’s okay. You aren’t alone. It is something I am …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.25.2021

1Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, 2saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a single day …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.24.2021

15Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming! Song of Songs 2:15 There is one other place in scripture where foxes are utilized to ruin the crops. Check this out . . . 4Then he went out and caught 300 foxes. He tied their …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.22.2021

Chaos! That is how I describe my current situation at home. I’ve been taking out the winter decor and replacing it with something more springlike. In the process, I piled the replaced items on the table, the countertop or the floor. After a few days seeing my house in disorder, I was losing my peace …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.18.21

If I want my trust in God to diminish, focusing on the mess in my life accomplishes that goal. But if I want my trust in God to grow, expand, take over my life — what must I do to accomplish that? 3O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.17.2021

What kills trust? Perhaps there are many things but the one that came to mind today is this —- rehearsing the negative. As one blogger put it – meditating on the mess. Recently, Dave and I spent a few weeks apart. He was in Florida for one week but then returned to Indiana alone while …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.05.2021

I am going to do something next week I haven’t done since I started writing this blog 2 1/2 years ago. I am going to take a vacation. You see, even when I’m on vacation, I make sure something posts every day. In learning to be kind to myself, I am giving myself permission to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.04.2021

2Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.  1 John 3:2 Today I am giving you a word of encouragement. As I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.03.2021

12Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.  All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Reflections can be puzzling. When I left home, my …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.01.2021

I had a short stint of teaching school. I loved it so much — the students were amazing and I learned so much from them. One aspect I really loved was talking to the kids one-on-one. I loved hearing their stories, the things that tripped them up, their questions and doubts about spiritual things. I …