Tag: inspiration

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 07.15.2021

In the New Testament, Paul writes a letter to his protege, Timothy. Paul left for Macedonia and Timothy remained in Ephesus to give leadership to the fledgingly church. Specifically, Paul wanted to Timothy to stand guard against teaching that was contrary to the truth of Jesus. It seems people then were like people now and …

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 07.12.2021

I moved to Indiana in 1985. For many years, I hailed from Montana moving to Indiana only when I married. I remember many times looking longingly at other places to live. We would dream of settling in some more romantic space with opportunity, scenery and, to be honest, a starting over. It certainly wasn’t that …

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 07.08.2021

4Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Psalm 4:4 26And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27for anger gives a foothold to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27 The verse from psalms caught my eye the other night. I thought …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.29.2021

17God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. 18“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him.” John 3:17-18 Yesterday we read that “everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” Belief — that is the necessary ingredient. Jesus …

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 06.25.2021

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 06.21.2021

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 …