Tag: pandemic

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 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.16.2020

So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.14.2020

Obviously, I have very few in-person conversations recently. Tonight I had one at a “drive-by” birthday party and then a FaceTime convo with another friend. One aspect of both conversations stands out to me. Both expressed coming to the end of the rope, hitting a wall, being done! Sometimes we need permission to be done …

out of the chaos 04.12.2020

The one outstanding difference between Christianity and every other religion is an empty tomb. Our Lord is not buried, his body did not decay, he is alive! Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and …

out of the chaos 04.09.2020

The Lord is my Shepherd. I have all that I need. I have strength to work in my yard, walk on the bike trail, put together a stroller. I have food to make three meals a day. I have family who love me, grandchildren who adore me, friends I can count on. I have a …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.08.2020

Today before my granddaughter’s nap, I read a book to her based on Psalm 23. The illustrations were simple and yet profound. A small lamb carefully guarded and cared for by a shepherd, wolves lurking nearby but never able to get close, provision and rest always available. As I read to her, I imagined myself …

SOAR WITH ME!

Outcome based choices. What is that? To be honest, I easily get confused with new concepts and this is one introduced to me a couple of years ago. It was in the context of spiritual life and we were challenged to think about our daily decisions in relation to what we hoped to achieve in …

out of the chaos 04.05.2020

Your attention please: Easter and Holy Week is still happening! Today is commonly known as Palm Sunday, the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, greeted by worshippers waving palm branches and proclaiming him King of Israel! All four gospels record the event, each with a slightly different emphasis. Luke and John both record …

out of the chaos 04.04.2020

Taking our faith for a walk means we renew our hope in God and his power, sovereignty, plans and purpose. He is greater than any situation, including this one. We rehearse and remember what he has done in the past and affirm that he will do it again. And then we tell that to others. …

out of the chaos 04.03.2020

Yesterday I was made keenly aware of how easily I forget to give thanks. While helping our son and his wife prepare to move, I sent a picture of my adorable granddaughter to a family thread that includes my sisters, brother and mom. My only job was to keep the baby happy and occupied. Best …