Tag: renewal

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.28.2020

Monday morning I sat down to read for a bit and turned to the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. Looking for a particular passage, I came across a verse I underlined in chapter 7. Unless your faith is firm, I cannot make you stand firm. Isaiah 7:9 Immediately, I recalled a ballet audition …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.18.2020

We are a “self” consumed society. Opening the Google search bar and typing in “self,” resulted in all kinds of interesting options. Self-efficacy, self-actualization, self-esteem, self-sufficient…all focused on understanding our self. There are books, conferences, studies devoted to understanding our true self, exposing the false self, living from a place of integrity. All of these …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.14.2020

What do you do while waiting for something to happen? Fidget? Scroll social media? Game? It’s so easy to become distracted while waiting that I sometimes forget what I am waiting for! I have even called someone and then while waiting for the call to be answered, I forget who I’ve called. Then when the …

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 …

A Work of Art

It was during my time of healing. Well, really before I got serious about it. Preparing for a half marathon consumed my time and my thoughts. I was also finishing my undergrad degree, taking a fine art class. It happened to be ceramics. In the midst of all this, in walked conflict. She came in …

Daily Reads 07.08.2019

Read: Deuteronomy 4:9 The book of Deuteronomy is organized around three speeches Moses gave to the children of Israel just before they entered the Promised Land. Up to this point, the Israelites were campers. They lived in tents for forty years! I camped in a tent for one weekend and decided that was not my …

Daily Reads 06.28.2019

The humiliation of being caught in sin. A horrible place indeed. Never has a large brimmed hat and designer sun glasses looked so good. Hiding away behind the props, I find solace and anonymity. Read: John 8:1-11 Jesus words have never sounded so good! When others are yelling for my demise, Jesus quietly stoops down …

Daily Reads 06.20.2019

Read: John 7:3-5 I wonder what the expectation for the oldest child was in a Jewish family. In one resource it said, “Sons, especially the firstborn, were the guarantee of lineage and the promise of maintaining family holdings.”* Jesus’ announcement to his family that he was leaving the business and going into ministry was likely …