Tag: hope

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.23.2021

Everyone has trouble sleeping at one time or another. It might be due to the stress of life, a change in your body or too much pizza. Whatever the reason, it is distressing. There are a couple of verses in Psalms that really help me to relax when my mind is buzzing with sleeplessness. 5I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.22.2021

34“The coming of the Son of Man can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. When he left home, he gave each of his slaves instructions about the work they were to do, and he told the gatekeeper to watch for his return. 35You, too, must keep watch! For you …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.20.2021

Sleep. “Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly.”1 While sleep is an essential function, it can also be an escape from reality. 4But the Lord hurled a powerful wind over …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.19.2021

On Friday, I said I would be preaching at Maple City Chapel sharing our experience of The Best Worst Year. If you didn’t have an opportunity to listen live, you can access it here. What does one do when she lays it all down over the course of several hours and two services? She follows …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.13.2021

Contentment is feeling or showing satisfaction with one’s possessions, status or situation; to be pleased. It certainly behooves me to be content in the place I am. Sometimes, though, I am prodded to move out of my situation into something different. It might be “better” or maybe it’s just the next step in God’s good …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.09.2021

Monday, the 5th, felt like the fourth Saturday in a row. It began as many of our Saturdays do with Dave asking if he should make sausage gravy and biscuits. By this he meant he wanted me to get up and make biscuits while he fries sausage for gravy. On this day, I agreed to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.05.2021

There are moments when I contemplate writing a book. I consider entitling it, “ETC” because it would be a collection of all my random wanderings gathered into one space. The post today might feel like I decided to do that because I did. First . . . 3Then God said, “Let there be light,” and …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.25.2021

Here is one last question for you to consider this week. Perhaps it is the most important one of all! Jesus asked his disciples and he asks it of us as well. 18One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people say I …

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 06.21.2021

9If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, 10even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. Psalm 139:9-10 She was a daughter of the King. Her crown was in place, maybe just a bit crooked. The last few months had been tough so …