Tag: holy

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 03.31.2021

One of the most interesting classes of my undergraduate studies was Sociology – the study of human social behaviors. I learned that when a person is in a situation where the outcome is negative, she will blame the outcome on something outside herself – others, the weather, the referee, unfair distribution of resources, etc. If …

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 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.29.2021

The book of Deuteronomy is one of my favorites; it speaks so much of God’s love to me. His desire for a people devoted to him is evident on every page. He longs for me – and you – to be wholly set apart for him. I completely understand if that is not your perspective …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.03.2021

12Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.  All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Reflections can be puzzling. When I left home, my …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.02.2021

Reflection is a great tool. When I get ready to go out of the house, I utilize a mirror to check myself over. I make sure I don’t have my hair too misplaced or make up where it ought not to be. Checking over my clothes, I confirm I dressed appropriately for wherever I am …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.23.2021

22The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. 23This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. 24This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:22-24 This is the day the Lord made. What will my response be to this day? Will I rejoice …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.22.2021

9We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 21You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 24The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Proverbs 20:24 23I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.15.2021

Saturday, in a much needed conversation with a dear friend, I exclaimed to her, “I am not a good person!” She burst into laughter and agreed that she isn’t a good person either. I felt so human at that moment — in the best way possible. As with all great interactions, I ruminated on our …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 02.12.2021

Friends who help along the way with words that encourage or gently guide me are my inspiration for today. They are one of my 10,000 reasons to bless the Lord. Yesterday, I received this wise, gentle reminder from a friend — Worrying about what other people think is the quickest way to forget what God …