Tag: love

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.09.2020

A few years ago for my birthday, Dave gave me a consultation with a clothing stylist. She came to my house and spent a couple of hours going through my closet with me and assessing my wardrobe. Every item I owned was individually evaluated by several criteria: Do I currently wear it? (I answered this …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.24.2020

Songs sometimes summarize in the best way what I am feeling or wanting to say in the moment. In this moment, I want you to know that you are fully accepted, deeply loved and eternally chosen to be a child of the King. From this place of knowing, you can be everything you were meant …

out of the chaos 05.15.2020

So what should we do while we wait for God’s promises to be realized? Why is he taking so long? And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight. And remember, our Lord’s patience …

Daily Reads 03.07.2020

Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. Romans 8:13 In a society crippled by debt, followers of Jesus have a different mandate. The debt we owe one another is LOVE. Sounds simple, right? But some days it feels …

Daily Reads 03.06.2020

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world …

Daily Reads 03.05.2020

Fear is a liar. It doesn’t know how to discern truth from lie. It overwhelms and immobilizes. It creates chaos. As with all automatic responses of the brain, fear has it’s place. It keeps me from walking too close to the edge. It keeps me out of the street. It makes me cautious at night …

Daily Reads 03.04.2020

Darkness. Terrifying to some due to the unknown. What might be lurking in the shadows? Will I be safe in the dark? To others, it is a place of safety. In the dark, I can’t be seen. In the dark, I can hide. In the dark, I can let down the walls and facades, even …

Daily Reads 03.03.2020

Parking in Sarasota, Florida is outrageous at this time of year. It helps me to be more patient when I remind myself that I am a part of the problem. Depending on the time of day, I can feasibly circle the lot at the beach, mall or restaurant for fifteen minutes waiting for someone to …

Daily Reads 03.02.2020

God’s love…it’s been on my mind. How do I know that I am loved? Am I really seeing what he wants me to see? Am I experiencing his love in the deepest possible way? God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might …

Daily Reads 12.26.2019

The day after…it can be a let down. Gifts given and received, special dinners prepared and eaten, toasts made, games played, movies watched. The house is quiet and you are alone with your thoughts. And me, because you are reading this blog. It reminds me of a baking snafu my daughter had a couple days …