Tag: healthy

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.30.2021

In the writing of Isaiah the prophet, he records the conflict between Hezekiah, the King of Judah and King Sennacherib of Assyria, the dominant world power of his day. Sennacherib sends a letter to Hezekiah that begins in this manner: 10“This message is for King Hezekiah of Judah. Don’t let your God, in whom you …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.28.2021

Today the doctor called me with the results of routine blood work. Not suspecting anything to be wrong, I wasn’t surprised when the report was favorable. As many others in my family, my cholesterol wanders higher than it should be and she noted that, as well as a slight rise in my A1C level. I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.27.2021

My mom tells a funny story about lemon pie. Grandma used to bake fresh bread and pie every Saturday to be enjoyed on Sunday. One Saturday, Grandma made lemon meringue pie. Now my mom didn’t particularly like lemon pie and might have skipped dessert except for one thing. Her sister invited her boyfriend over after …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.02.2021

There are certain mindsets that will invariably upset our emotional well being and prevent us from living a full life. Understanding these false beliefs is the beginning of a journey to wholeness and an identity firmly fixed on the truth of God’s Word. The first is I must meet certain standards of performance to feel …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.25.2021

I love pasta of all kinds but especially spaghetti. It is particularily delightful when the sauce clings deliciously to every noodle, making it impossible to eat without wiping your mouth after every bite. Deliciousness!! Spaghetti noodles have a way of intertwining while they cook creating a puzzling mass of pasta goodness on the plate. It …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.13.2021

Contentment is feeling or showing satisfaction with one’s possessions, status or situation; to be pleased. It certainly behooves me to be content in the place I am. Sometimes, though, I am prodded to move out of my situation into something different. It might be “better” or maybe it’s just the next step in God’s good …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.06.2021

Yesterday I left you with a scripture to ponder. It is from Paul’s letter to the church in Colosse. The new believers in this ancient city asked many of the same questions we ask today. “Who is Jesus?” topped the list for many people and there were no shortage of answers. False teachers mixed elements …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.01.2021

7But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. 9The world’s sin is that …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.30.2021

As I ponder what it means to BELIEVE that Jesus is who he says, I am bombarded with emotion. First, I feel joy bubbling up from the deepest part of my being. He truly is who he says and he means what he says. I am rescued from darkness and secured for eternity! And I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.28.2021

If there is only one verse a child learns at some point in Sunday school, it is John 3:16. Considered to be the essence of the gospel in one concise statement, it is the gold standard. 16“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes …