Tag: love

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 07.01.2020

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 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.25.2020

When I was a child, I hid activities I didn’t want my parents – and older siblings – to know. I could excuse the behavior because it wasn’t breaking one of the BIG TEN. There were other things I did I wanted my parents to see and applaud me for doing. If I worked harder …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.18.2020

The book of Job has always been a favorite of mine. Mainly because it gives me permission to allow God to be God, to be content with ambiguity. I am reminded in reading Job there is so much I cannot know about God and how he works. The intricacies of creation are beyond me; the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.17.2020

A while back I wrote about my sojourn along our bike trail. I am obligated to protect what I see in other’s backyards. They are sharing, even if unwillingly, a look into their private spaces. It is my duty to protect it. Honesty hour! One of the most difficult tasks I face as a human …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.16.2020

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.15.2020

“When you build a new house, you must build a railing around the edge of its flat roof. That way you will not be considered guilty of murder if someone falls from the roof.” Deuteronomy 22:8 Never have I considered entertaining someone on my roof. But then, mine is rather steep and completely unuseable as …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.14.2020

Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. The second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself. Everything hangs on these two commands. –Matthew 22:36-40 Sunday is a day I set aside for rest. Deliberately ceasing from daily work to give my …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.11.2020

I am not a decorator at heart but I recently redecorated my bedroom with the assistance of a friend who has an eye for that sort of thing. The focal point of the room is a quilt I made during the stay at home weeks. Everything else in the room adds to, highlights, shows off …