Tag: healthy

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.06.2021

Jesus sought solitude before he began his ministry. He spent an entire night in prayer before he chose his twelve disciples. He trained his disciples to rest along the way as he taught them to take the gospel to all nations. Jesus, also, often withdrew just to pray. Not before a big decision, not to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.27.2021

Prodigal means to use or spend in a wastefully extravagant manner and to be lavishly generous. While one is irresponsible, the other is received with joy. In the gospel of Luke, Jesus tells three stories to his listeners regarding lost items — the sheep, the coin and the son. In the first story, the shepherd …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.26.2021

My friend recently purchased a new vehicle. As often is the case, she wanted to keep it “new” as long as possible. As also is often the case these days, not all restaurants are open for inside dining. While on an all day outing, we needed to get some lunch. Do we eat in the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.23.2021

1The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. 2For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths. Psalm 24:1-2 April 22 every year is Earth Day. It is a day set aside to raise awareness of the increasing need …

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 03.31.2021

One of the most interesting classes of my undergraduate studies was Sociology – the study of human social behaviors. I learned that when a person is in a situation where the outcome is negative, she will blame the outcome on something outside herself – others, the weather, the referee, unfair distribution of resources, etc. If …

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 03.18.21

If I want my trust in God to diminish, focusing on the mess in my life accomplishes that goal. But if I want my trust in God to grow, expand, take over my life — what must I do to accomplish that? 3O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.17.2021

What kills trust? Perhaps there are many things but the one that came to mind today is this —- rehearsing the negative. As one blogger put it – meditating on the mess. Recently, Dave and I spent a few weeks apart. He was in Florida for one week but then returned to Indiana alone while …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.16.2021

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 …