Tag: health

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.04.2020

This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach…I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. — God through Moses Deuteronomy 30:11, 16 Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.27.2020

God knows it all. He knows when I feel misunderstood, taken advantage of, overlooked, criticized or applauded, appreciated, seen. This song puts it all into words as only a song can. Sit back and take comfort that God knows.

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.24.2020

In my biblical studies, one of my professors taught on the Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — one God, three persons. It is a difficult concept to wrap the mind around and I don’t intend to do that now, but something in his teaching comes back to me often. Within the Trinity there …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.23.2020

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthrew 5:3 Jesus’ perspective on life and what makes life worth living is astonishingly countercultural — not only in his day but in ours as well. As I began reading the blessings of Jesus, his first …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.20.2020

Yesterday I wrote that the prayer of my heart is an increased understanding of the revelation of God in Jesus. I want to swim in the deep waters of his love for me and all people. As is my custom, I read a blog or two first thing Thursday morning. The one writing focused on …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.12.2020

Have you ever considered the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? When confronted by the serpent, Eve said they were allowed to eat from every tree except this one or they would die. Satan replied, saying “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.11.2020

I am not a decorator at heart but I recently redecorated my bedroom with the assistance of a friend who has an eye for that sort of thing. The focal point of the room is a quilt I made during the stay at home weeks. Everything else in the room adds to, highlights, shows off …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.09.2020

A few years ago for my birthday, Dave gave me a consultation with a clothing stylist. She came to my house and spent a couple of hours going through my closet with me and assessing my wardrobe. Every item I owned was individually evaluated by several criteria: Do I currently wear it? (I answered this …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.08.2020

Clothes. Wardrobes. Closets. We all have them. Some are larger than others. In our closets, we have clothes we love and clothes we need. We have clothes we keep from year to year and clothes we buy and never wear. I have a love-hate relationship with clothes – both buying and wearing. Last week, I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.06.2020

In the last three months, images suggesting the year 2020 should be rewound and started again appear regularly on social media. I saw one again several days ago and took time to ponder it. I asked myself the question: do I want to redo this year? No. I don’t want a do over. I was …