Tag: help

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.01.2020

10When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!  John 15:10-11 These verses play on repeat in my mind. I am what I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.16.2020

Monday evening I went outside to look at the stars. I chose the front yard because there are fewer lights there than in the back. Opening the door, I snapped off the porch light and was immediately surrounded by deep darkness. So dark, in fact, that I couldn’t see the sidewalk. I did not let …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.07.2020

Friday I sent a message to my five most trusted friends that said: “I am not okay. Depression is knocking at the door, standing on the porch waiting for me to invite it in. I spend time with Jesus, I rehearse truth. But this is lonely and I need someone to know. I need to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.03.2020

The Greek word translated sin means to “miss the mark.” As in archery, there is a target and the best shot is right in the center of that target. To sin simply means I missed the target. The Greek word translated confess means to “say the same thing as.” It is agreeing with what God …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.18.2020

Last week our family camped near Brown County State Park in southern Indiana. For camping, it wasn’t exactly roughing it as we have travel trailers with all the usual amentities — air conditioning, full hook-ups for showers and toilets, refrigeration, hot water, real mattresses. No sleeping under the stars or cooking over a sweltering fire …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.11.2020

God’s will. What is God’s will for my life? Should I do this? Or that? Who hasn’t asked those questions before? It seems like handwriting on the wall or, at the very least, an e-mail would be most appreciated at the difficult junctures of life. It is my belief that “God’s will” isn’t as restrictive …

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 07.23.2020

“Have I ever told you the dream I have for my life? The thing I really want to do?” my friend asked me. “No. I don’t believe you have!” I responded. “Someday, I want to be a haven for children, ” she said. “It looks like that might be a reality by next summer.” And …

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 …