Tag: healthy

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 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.08.2020

El-roi – the God who sees me. If Jesus expresses the very character of God, does he also see me? See individuals? As I pondered on this question, my mind was filled with instances where Jesus did see individuals. Sometimes he initiated contact, sometimes the individual reached out to Jesus. But without exception, Jesus saw …

El Roi — THE GOD WHO SEES ME!

January 6, 2018 marked the beginning of one of the greatest, most courageous adventures of my life. Dave worked from home beginning in mid-2016 and in the winter months of 2017, January to March, he traveled to Florida often. The second winter (2018), we decided to rent a house in Bradenton, Florida which allowed us …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.06.2020

I want to be seen. Not just out of the corner of someone’s eye or as an afterthought. I want to be seen! God sees us. Jesus sees us. How have you been seen? In preparation for this week, take the time to listen to this song by Nicole C. Mullins. Where do you need …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.01.2020

Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:35-36 God …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.30.2020

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. But when …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.29.2020

Have you ever experienced a miracle? An unlikely healing? An interruption of natural laws? I can’t say that I have personally experienced a miracle, although I know people who were healed when physicians said otherwise. Responses to a miracle today are likely just as varied as they were 2000 years ago. Matthew 8 recounts several …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.26.2020

What do I do knowing that God knows all things. He sees all things. He knows my thoughts even before I think them. He knows what I am going to say before I say it. Jesus is an exact representation of the Father and Jesus clearly knew what people were thinking, even to discerning the …

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 06.22.2020

I am not a buffet person. There is so much pressure for me to taste everything and put as much on the plate as I can. Deciding at the table what suits my tastebuds and discarding the rest is a strategy often used. I don’t like that the food all touches and overlaps retaining none …