Tag: holy

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.28.2020

Richard Foster, in his book “Celebration of Discipline”, writes this: “Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.” Foster, Richard, “Celebration of Discipline,” p. 1. Two …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.22.2020

Dormitories are the environments where the best and the worst are likely to be seen. I went to Bible school immediately after high school. I tried to avoid morning classes if at all possible, but someone had to take them. There are two classmates that stand out to me all these years later. Sharon was …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.18.2020

It is a guarantee that our bodies will experience weakness and exhaustion. It is the signal our bodies give that we need to slow down and rest. Sleep is one of the five elements needed to survive. Our spirits also become weak, tired and exhausted. I remember one time meeting with my pastor to discuss …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.19.2020

Years ago an older gentleman gave me his commentary on Revelation to proofread and critique. I asked how he thought it might be used in the future; he saw it being a tool for a class study on end time events and the coming of Jesus. I looked it over and returned it to him …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.22.2020

In my lifetime, I have lived in five houses. The first was my childhood home. My father lived there with his family from the time he was a young boy until he moved to his forever home at the age of 79. After I married in 1985, we bought a small house and lived there …

OUT OF THE CHAOS – 07.21.2020

Monday my daughter and I walked together. During our walk, she shared a dream with me she had the previous night. Disturbing to her, she wondered what she ought to do with it. Was it a warning? Should she call the people involved in the dream? Did it mean nothing? A dream comes when there …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.19.2020

As I scrolled through FaceBook the other day, I didn’t expect to be delighted and turned toward the joys of heaven. One of my favorite songs is “The Blessing” by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes. This is a rendition by the churches of England. I can’t wait to stand in heaven with these amazing people …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.18.2020

I wrote the meditation on John 8, featured on 07.17.2020, for a women’s event. As I worked to finish it and find just the right words to express what I experienced as I read about this woman and her encounter with Jesus, I could not find a word to describe the sound a rock makes …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.17.2020

The writing that follows is my exploration of what it might have been like to be with Jesus the day the woman was brought to him. Read slowly, allow the images to assault your senses. Feel the heat, the dust, the morning sunshine. Hear the noise of Jesus’ laughter, the crowds at the temple, the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.15.2020

Years ago my neighbor’s son passed away. For too many years, the son turned to alcohol as a solace, essentially ruining his body. Finally, it just gave out. It sounds sad, and of course it was, except that along this route, the man said yes to Jesus and died at peace. My neighbor rejoiced that …