Tag: healing

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.20.2021

This week Dave and I are spending some quality time in Florida with our oldest daughter and her children. Dave works during the day while Emily and I hang with the girls. It’s been great! Monday we decided to go to the beach late in the afternoon so Dave could go along. Arriving at the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.25.2021

We started talking about renovating the cabin a long time ago. We threw ideas around, wondered what we should do, were we just happy with it the way it was. A journey to emotional and spiritual healing is much the same. There might be cracks or hang ups noticeable, but often I am used to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.24.2021

I see so many parallels between my spiritual life and what I experience in the natural realm. Last week the work on the cabin officially began. (Pictures to follow soon!) I’ve shared before the underground work that happened – electric, sewer, water – all necessary. None of it exciting. None of it visible. That is …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.18.2021

Honestly? I never intended to end up where I am now. I started on a path of goodness, truth, integrity and honor. I desired openness and accountability, to impact my community in positive ways. And yet, here I am in a world far removed from where I started. A place of deception and secrets, infidelity …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.10.2021

I use words all day long. Even when I am alone, I use words to communicate with God and to fight not yet encountered situations in my mind. So, even when my vocal chords are not producing audible sound, words run through my head. They communicate everything I need others to know and many things …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.18.2021

There are times in my life when the sparkle left my eyes. When I look at pictures from those times, I see dull, sad eyes. Perhaps no one else notices, but I remember. The writer of Genesis describes Laban’s daughters quite differently. If indeed the writer was contrasting the two daughters, Leah must have been …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 1.15.2021

5Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. 7Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. 8Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 1.13.2021

In my consideration this week of Hagar’s interaction with the One who sees her and my subsequent delve into how God sees his people, I came across this beautiful picture of how God’s care for his people. 10In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.23.2020

18This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.03.2020

What now? We sit and wait. Waiting for the results of an election that does not have the power to change anything unless I am willing to be a part of that change. As I sat and pondered what to write for today, a phrase kept running through my mind: pray for peace. It’s not …