Tag: Holy Spirit

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.15.2021

12Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.13.2021

12How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. 13Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. 14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.12.2021

Sunday evening we had a farewell party at the only house my children have ever known as “Grandma and Grandpa’s house.” When my mother-in-law moved into assisted living, she sold the house to our daughter who was getting married that year. I have always loved the house; there is a spirit of peace and safety …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.09.2021

It is Thursday evening and I am sitting down for the first time all day. It’s been a busy day with my grandchildren, children and life. I am tempted to force myself to come up with something clever for tomorrow. And then I decided not to. I’m not the only one that has days like …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.08.2021

Secrets come in all sizes, shapes and styles. Some are fun to know; others are not. Sometimes I keep a secret for someone and then enjoy the telling when it’s time — like when my daughter and daughter-in-law are pregnant. That’s always exciting to learn and exciting to share. Other times, I am the recipient …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.07.2021

I sometimes wonder how my life would be different if Jesus were not a part of it. I said yes to his invitation when I was only six. In a cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I sensed Jesus asking if he could live in my heart. I said yes! For many years, I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.06.2021

18When the Lord finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, written by the finger of God. Exodus 31:18 1Then Moses and the leaders of Israel gave this charge to the people: “Obey all these commands that I am giving you today. 2When you cross the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.05.2021

10Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:10 The work has begun. It’s not a lot to see, but the work behind the scenes is amazing. Talking to suppliers, securing plumbers, electricians and landscaping is done. Plans are being drawn, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.02.21

27You complained in your tents and said, ‘The Lord must hate us. That’s why he has brought us here from Egypt—to hand us over to the Amorites to be slaughtered. Deuteronomy 1:27 Have you ever felt that way? Life is difficult; everything seems to be going against you from bad to worse? In frustration, you look to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.30.2021

I am never alone. At times, situations arise that are above my pay grade. I’m sure there is no way I can accomplish what needs to be done. And then I read something like this:  17Perhaps you will think to yourselves, ‘How can we ever conquer these nations that are so much more powerful than …