Tag: god

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.12.2021

Sunday evening we had a farewell party at the only house my children have ever known as “Grandma and Grandpa’s house.” When my mother-in-law moved into assisted living, she sold the house to our daughter who was getting married that year. I have always loved the house; there is a spirit of peace and safety …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.09.2021

It is Thursday evening and I am sitting down for the first time all day. It’s been a busy day with my grandchildren, children and life. I am tempted to force myself to come up with something clever for tomorrow. And then I decided not to. I’m not the only one that has days like …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.08.2021

Secrets come in all sizes, shapes and styles. Some are fun to know; others are not. Sometimes I keep a secret for someone and then enjoy the telling when it’s time — like when my daughter and daughter-in-law are pregnant. That’s always exciting to learn and exciting to share. Other times, I am the recipient …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.07.2021

I sometimes wonder how my life would be different if Jesus were not a part of it. I said yes to his invitation when I was only six. In a cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I sensed Jesus asking if he could live in my heart. I said yes! For many years, I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.06.2021

18When the Lord finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, written by the finger of God. Exodus 31:18 1Then Moses and the leaders of Israel gave this charge to the people: “Obey all these commands that I am giving you today. 2When you cross the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.05.2021

10Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:10 The work has begun. It’s not a lot to see, but the work behind the scenes is amazing. Talking to suppliers, securing plumbers, electricians and landscaping is done. Plans are being drawn, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.02.21

27You complained in your tents and said, ‘The Lord must hate us. That’s why he has brought us here from Egypt—to hand us over to the Amorites to be slaughtered. Deuteronomy 1:27 Have you ever felt that way? Life is difficult; everything seems to be going against you from bad to worse? In frustration, you look to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.30.2021

I am never alone. At times, situations arise that are above my pay grade. I’m sure there is no way I can accomplish what needs to be done. And then I read something like this:  17Perhaps you will think to yourselves, ‘How can we ever conquer these nations that are so much more powerful than …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.29.2021

The book of Deuteronomy is one of my favorites; it speaks so much of God’s love to me. His desire for a people devoted to him is evident on every page. He longs for me – and you – to be wholly set apart for him. I completely understand if that is not your perspective …

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 …