Tag: holy

out of the chaos 07.14.2021

9Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind. Ecclesiastes 6:9 As I browse scripture to see what it says about contentment, I landed in Ecclesiastes. The wise teacher’s perspective is challenging for sure. I don’t go shopping very often and I go …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.06.2021

Yesterday I left you with a scripture to ponder. It is from Paul’s letter to the church in Colosse. The new believers in this ancient city asked many of the same questions we ask today. “Who is Jesus?” topped the list for many people and there were no shortage of answers. False teachers mixed elements …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.01.2021

7But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. 9The world’s sin is that …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.28.2021

If there is only one verse a child learns at some point in Sunday school, it is John 3:16. Considered to be the essence of the gospel in one concise statement, it is the gold standard. 16“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.24.2021

There are times in my life when I’ve known something isn’t right. At one time it was my emotional well-being, other times it was my physical health requiring attention and sometimes I was in a bad spot spiritually. In every one of these situations, there was a juncture. Would I continue in a state of …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.22.2021

Anyone with children experiences a time when they encounter a mess – perhaps it’s a shattered dish on the floor, a bag of flour emptied in the pantry or a small child in the living room covered in baby powder. My favorite was the day I found my toddler son in the bathroom surrounded by …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.16.2021

1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.14.2021

Saturday, Dave and I worked in our landscaping trimming shrubs. Our dog loves to be outside with us but he gets bored with what we are doing. If we don’t keep a careful eye on him, he runs over the river and through the woods to someone else’s house! We don’t like that so I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.31.21

Today is a day set aside to remember and honor those who have served our country in the armed forces. Throughout my lifetime, it served as a day to remember loved ones who died. Taking flowers to the cemetery often happens on this day. It is good to remember. As I thought of that, I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.28.2021

Pause. Sometimes life pauses. The work on the cabin is paused. Paused for a wedding, for the weekend, for the holiday, for personal interests. It sits and waits — patiently. Sometimes pauses are welcomed with grateful hearts. Other times pauses are forced and unwelcome intruders. There is one perspective I always gain in a pause. …