Tag: renewed

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.05.2021

There are moments when I contemplate writing a book. I consider entitling it, “ETC” because it would be a collection of all my random wanderings gathered into one space. The post today might feel like I decided to do that because I did. First . . . 3Then God said, “Let there be light,” and …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.01.2021

Perhaps the assignment today will be the most difficult thing you will do all year. 13You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:13-14 Today I want you …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.05.2020

Seeking God with my wholeheart…it intimidates me. Like if you would ask me to run a marathon. That’s a long way and I don’t know if I can do it and how do I train and … I just don’t think I will do it. I just love what scripture says about those who are …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.02.2020

Fifteen years ago, Dave and I purchased twelve acres of woods. Trails through the woods were maintained for four-wheel or snowmobile riding; a sledding hill offered the thrill of winter fun; a 14 x 20 cabin offered warmth and shelter from the cold, snowy adventures. All of this was the dream and work of the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.25.2020

When Dave and I were first married, we volunteered helping with the youth group in our church. One Wednesday evening, we were late for Bible study. Dave attempted to make up for our tardiness by practicing his Indy 500 driving skills. At my best, that would not have amused me. This particular evening, I was …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.23.2020

This week I chose to focus on our faces and the impact a cheerful look or a scornful look can impart. My daughter, Emily, has two daughters. When Emily was less than a year old she learned to scowl. We thought it was hilarious and often asked her to do it for others. Now Emily …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.14.2020

As I sit here with my computer opened before me, I wonder what to write. I wonder if others are experiencing the same feelings that plague me. I wonder if I should expose my inner thoughts. I wonder how to make a difference in the lives of my readers. And then my mind starts to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.11.2020

The center book of the Bible is Psalm 118. Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter of the Bible and Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible. There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters after. If you add those together, you get 1188. Psalm 118:8 could be said to be the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.02.2020

21This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. 22Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.25.2020

Since I arrived at Mom’s last week, we have worked on finishing a quilt for my sister. Part of the time, we watch TV. HGTV and Food Network are my choices this week. On Food Network, I found a common theme among the competitive chefs — losing the way due to drugs and alcohol and …