Tag: growth

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.25.2020

When Dave and I were first married, we volunteered helping with the youth group in our church. One Wednesday evening, we were late for Bible study. Dave attempted to make up for our tardiness by practicing his Indy 500 driving skills. At my best, that would not have amused me. This particular evening, I was …

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 08.17.2020

In 1988, there was a publication that gained quite a bit of popularity in certain circles entitled “88 Reasons the Rapture will be in 1988.” The author spoke with certainty, even narrowing the Lord’s return to three days in September—11, 12, 13. Needless to say, it caused a stir for many, me included. One woman …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.14.2020

So, I go to the dentist – I show up – and he is going to do the work. What else do I need to do? I have to position myself for the work. For me, this often means taking my coat off and hanging it, along with my purse on the hook provided. I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.11.2020

God’s will. What is God’s will for my life? Should I do this? Or that? Who hasn’t asked those questions before? It seems like handwriting on the wall or, at the very least, an e-mail would be most appreciated at the difficult junctures of life. It is my belief that “God’s will” isn’t as restrictive …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.10.2020

Praying for others can be a heavy task. I mean, we should pray for one another, right? But what if I don’t know what to pray? How can I pray for others whom I don’t see often and I don’t know what is happening in their lives? Paul gives us some great clues! How we …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.05.2020

What is the message Paul preached to the people in the city of Thessalonica? He explained the prophecies and proved that the Messiah must suffer and rise from the dead. He said, “This Jesus I’m telling you about is the Messiah.” Acts 17:3 … that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.01.2020

Wow! How did it get to be August 1 already? For the last number of months, I have been praying about posting a daily devotional Monday through Friday and taking Saturday and Sunday off. I have no reason except my normal rhythym for devotional reading has been Monday through Friday for so many years I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.10.2020

I am reading “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It is a book on understanding the Enneagram and discovering your type. (The Enneagram is an ancient tool to understand personality types and how each one interacts with the world.) I just finished reading about Type 2 – the Helper. …

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 …