Tag: healthy

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 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.25.2021

Here is one last question for you to consider this week. Perhaps it is the most important one of all! Jesus asked his disciples and he asks it of us as well. 18One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people say I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.22.2021

Anyone with children experiences a time when they encounter a mess – perhaps it’s a shattered dish on the floor, a bag of flour emptied in the pantry or a small child in the living room covered in baby powder. My favorite was the day I found my toddler son in the bathroom surrounded by …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.21.2021

9If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, 10even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. Psalm 139:9-10 She was a daughter of the King. Her crown was in place, maybe just a bit crooked. The last few months had been tough so …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.16.2021

1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.14.2021

Saturday, Dave and I worked in our landscaping trimming shrubs. Our dog loves to be outside with us but he gets bored with what we are doing. If we don’t keep a careful eye on him, he runs over the river and through the woods to someone else’s house! We don’t like that so I …