Tag: renewed

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.07.2020

Perception management. A term originally coined by the US Military, is the process of conveying or denying information to a(n) (foreign) audience to influence emotions, motives and objective reasoning with the goal of influencing perception, resulting in actions favorable to the originator’s objective. In simple words, it is managing information so that others believe what …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.06.2020

You yourselves know, dear brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not a failure. You know how badly we had been treated at Philippi just before we came to you and how much we suffered there. Yet our God gave us the courage to declare his Good News to you boldly, in spite of great …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.29.2020

Wisdom from the Lord… This is what the Lord says: Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.06.2020

I want to be seen. Not just out of the corner of someone’s eye or as an afterthought. I want to be seen! God sees us. Jesus sees us. How have you been seen? In preparation for this week, take the time to listen to this song by Nicole C. Mullins. Where do you need …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.20.2020

Yesterday I wrote that the prayer of my heart is an increased understanding of the revelation of God in Jesus. I want to swim in the deep waters of his love for me and all people. As is my custom, I read a blog or two first thing Thursday morning. The one writing focused on …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.12.2020

Have you ever considered the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? When confronted by the serpent, Eve said they were allowed to eat from every tree except this one or they would die. Satan replied, saying “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.07.2020

I grew up on a farm bordering a river. Eighty acres of the property is a conifer woods along the river. The bank of the river is a great place to watch the sunset. One evening, a friend and I decided to go to the river and do just that. During the blue hour following …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.29.2020

You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. Luke 6:36 Recently I explored the truth that as children of God, we are all being transformed into the likeness of Jesus. Our heavenly Father wants us to think, act, respond like Jesus. Compassion is one more way we should look like Jesus. Jesus spoke …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.22.2020

Learning to care for myself has been a difficult task. I want to avoid self-centered habits. After all, the universe does not revolve around my belly button, no matter how much I might believe the opposite. It seems there is a fine line between boundaries and self-care and self-obsessed living. How do I make the …

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 …