Tag: freedom

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.27.2020

It is said that truth is truth no matter where you find it. On my flights home yesterday, I read a novel and it contained these wise words. “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” I find that to be true. I have worked tirelessly to make friends with myself. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.03.2020

Context. It’s everything. One hot summer day, many years ago, I went swimming in the river behind my childhood home with a couple of my sisters, a couple of nephews and my sister-in-law. If you were watching from afar, you would have seen me go underwater, come back out of the water and slap my …

out of the chaos 04.26.2020

Welcome to Sunday! May your day be filled with blessing and precious moments of worship with a community of believers. Check out an online service today and join others as they explore what it means follow Jesus. I would love to have you join me today at Maple City Chapel. Service is live at 9:00 …

Out of the Chaos 04.22.2020

Leftovers. Either you hate them or love them. I fall into the camp of loving them. I particularly like leftovers that can be recreated into a new dish. That’s what I did for our lunch yesterday. A few days prior I made a Mississippi pot roast. I will say, I had given up on a …

out of the chaos 04.09.2020

The Lord is my Shepherd. I have all that I need. I have strength to work in my yard, walk on the bike trail, put together a stroller. I have food to make three meals a day. I have family who love me, grandchildren who adore me, friends I can count on. I have a …

Daily Reads 01.31.2020

How does my identity – what I believe about myself at the core of my being – impact my daily life? It changes everything! It is our answer to the question, “Who am I?” and it impacts the way we live every day. It determines how we satisfy our core longings. There are two ways …

Daily Reads 07.07.2019

Today begins a week of vacation with my sister at a nearby campground. I hope to do some reading, relaxing and renewing with great books, food and friends. I thought a lot on Thursday, the 4th, about holidays. Some 200+ years ago our nation declared independence and then declared that we should continue to remember …

Daily Reads 07.06.2019

Read: Romans 8:1-4 Freedom in a nutshell. And because of Jesus, nothing condemns me. And there isn’t any better news than that! Have a great weekend!

Daily Reads 07.05.2019

Sometimes I am afraid of freedom. Afraid that without the boundaries of rules and regulations; of stated right and wrong, I will go astray. Read: Galatians 5:16 And that’s why we have the Holy Spirit. He is faithful to guide us. Paul says, “Let the Holy Spirit guide your lives.” Permission needs to be granted …

Daily Reads 07.04.2019

Today we are celebrating with our family. Dave’s famous pulled pork, corn-on-the-cob, watermelon, outdoor games, and a sprinkler! What could be better? Read: Galatians 5:5-8 Today I will also celebrate that God has called me to live in freedom. For many years I lived under the weight of rules and regulations that sapped my strength …