Tag: isolation

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.17.2020

Happy Sunday! Today whether you listen online, take a walk in nature or attend a service in person, my prayer is that you encounter the Living God! I remind you that we have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind! No matter where your comfort level is …

out of the chaos 05.09.2020

Today as you enjoy Saturday and prepare for Sunday, I encourage you to remember how the Lord rescued you from your Egypt. Remember what it was like in slavery, remember how the Lord took you by the hand and led you out of the pit. What makes you want to return? What about it looks …

out of the chaos 05.07.2020

Have you ever longed for something so much you could taste it? Like when you make plans for the weekend and all week, you long for Friday. Now it’s Friday and you just can’t wait for the clock to say 5:00? Your longing will soon be fulfilled! I understand longing for the thing that meets …

out of the chaos 05.05.2020

Monday morning I retreated to my deck for some quiet time with Jesus. I have often closed my posts with the priestly blessing from Numbers 6. It goes like this: May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.03.2020

As I worked outside in my landscaping, a song ran through my mind on repeat. A portion of the lyrics are this: “…Sing a little louder (in the presence of my enemies); sing a little louder (louder than my unbelief); sing a little louder (my weapon is a melody); sing a little louder (heaven comes …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.02.2020

Someday we will look back at the time spent in social distancing and isolation and it will be a distant memory. Perhaps we learned things about ourselves and others. We might have learned a new skill, took up a new hobby, read a new book, watched a great movie. Maybe we learned to spend time …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.30.2020

What distinguishes you from those around you? Is there anything at all that you won’t leave home without? Something that gives you confidence and courage? Moses was asked to perform an amazing feat: lead a nation out of slavery in Egypt to a land of their own. Considering the number of people and the magnitude …

20/20 VISION

I admire people who overcome great obstacles to become people of character and resilience. I marvel at the fortitude they show in pushing through even when there is opposition of some sort. Dave and I recently watched “Harriet,” a movie about Harriet Tubman. Her commitment to helping slaves find freedom despite peril to her own …

out of the chaos 04.23.2020

It is said grace is receiving what you do not deserve while mercy is not receiving what you deserve. Yesterday I experienced both. I decided to make my first trip to Costco in many weeks. My daughters and I banded together to make this journey. After all, there is strength in numbers, right? I offered …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.17.2020

Wednesday I did something I have never done before and will likely never do again. I “attended” a civil hearing. The opportunity was provided due to alternate ways of doing business through Zoom. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, it is an online forum to conduct meetings, meet with friends, and apparently, have a civil …