Tag: identity

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.11.2020

Jesus went into the synagogue again and noticed a man with a deformed {right} hand. Since it was the Sabbath, Jesus’ enemies watched him closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath. Jesus said to the man with the deformed hand, “Come and stand in front of everyone.”  …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.10.2020

I am reading “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It is a book on understanding the Enneagram and discovering your type. (The Enneagram is an ancient tool to understand personality types and how each one interacts with the world.) I just finished reading about Type 2 – the Helper. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.09.2020

Jesus noticed the woman who endured physical infirmity for many years. He saw her, acknowledged her value and she was healed. Jesus does the exceptional all the time by noticing those who are notoriously overlooked — women, children, slaves, sinners, diseased — the outcasts of society. Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.08.2020

El-roi – the God who sees me. If Jesus expresses the very character of God, does he also see me? See individuals? As I pondered on this question, my mind was filled with instances where Jesus did see individuals. Sometimes he initiated contact, sometimes the individual reached out to Jesus. But without exception, Jesus saw …

El Roi — THE GOD WHO SEES ME!

January 6, 2018 marked the beginning of one of the greatest, most courageous adventures of my life. Dave worked from home beginning in mid-2016 and in the winter months of 2017, January to March, he traveled to Florida often. The second winter (2018), we decided to rent a house in Bradenton, Florida which allowed us …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.06.2020

I want to be seen. Not just out of the corner of someone’s eye or as an afterthought. I want to be seen! God sees us. Jesus sees us. How have you been seen? In preparation for this week, take the time to listen to this song by Nicole C. Mullins. Where do you need …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.04.2020

This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach…I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. — God through Moses Deuteronomy 30:11, 16 Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.03.2020

The Lord always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does. The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. Psalm 145:13-14 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.02.2020

Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! So Jesus told them this story:  “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.01.2020

Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:35-36 God …