Tag: healthy

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 07.31.2020

The other day, as sometimes happens, my spirit was agitated within me. I could feel myself becoming unsettled over current events even as I carefully monitored what I allowed into my mind. Returning to my sewing, I considered the unrest I experienced and talked to God about it while I stitched. As I sat there, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.30.2020

In 1942, Robert Emmett Winsett wrote a song entitled “Jesus is Coming Soon.” (You can click on the link to hear the Oakridge Boys 2005 version of the song from their album “Common Thread.”) The song won a Dove award at the first GMA Dove Awards in 1969 for Gospel Song of the Year. Since …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.28.2020

Monday morning I sat down to read for a bit and turned to the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. Looking for a particular passage, I came across a verse I underlined in chapter 7. Unless your faith is firm, I cannot make you stand firm. Isaiah 7:9 Immediately, I recalled a ballet audition …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.25.2020

For so many years, my dreams were focused on me. Not my dreams at night, but my hopes for a future not yet realized. I wanted to be well-liked, applauded, talked about in glowing words and accolades, revered and honored. So my dream had to be big. It had to put me in the spotlight, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.24.2020

March 23, 2016, I had two dreams. The quality of the dreams was different than any other dream I have ever experienced. I awoke confident that God sees me and understands my situation. Comforted by the dreams, I courageously walked into an unknown future. In Judges 7, Gideon is asked to take a stand against …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.22.2020

In my lifetime, I have lived in five houses. The first was my childhood home. My father lived there with his family from the time he was a young boy until he moved to his forever home at the age of 79. After I married in 1985, we bought a small house and lived there …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.11.2020

Jesus went into the synagogue again and noticed a man with a deformed {right} hand. Since it was the Sabbath, Jesus’ enemies watched him closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath. Jesus said to the man with the deformed hand, “Come and stand in front of everyone.”  …

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 07.09.2020

Jesus noticed the woman who endured physical infirmity for many years. He saw her, acknowledged her value and she was healed. Jesus does the exceptional all the time by noticing those who are notoriously overlooked — women, children, slaves, sinners, diseased — the outcasts of society. Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the …