Tag: reverence

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.23.2020

“Have I ever told you the dream I have for my life? The thing I really want to do?” my friend asked me. “No. I don’t believe you have!” I responded. “Someday, I want to be a haven for children, ” she said. “It looks like that might be a reality by next summer.” And …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.22.2020

In my lifetime, I have lived in five houses. The first was my childhood home. My father lived there with his family from the time he was a young boy until he moved to his forever home at the age of 79. After I married in 1985, we bought a small house and lived there …

OUT OF THE CHAOS – 07.21.2020

Monday my daughter and I walked together. During our walk, she shared a dream with me she had the previous night. Disturbing to her, she wondered what she ought to do with it. Was it a warning? Should she call the people involved in the dream? Did it mean nothing? A dream comes when there …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.20.2020

I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places plains, and the crooked places will be made straight, and before the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. Martin Luther King, August …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.19.2020

As I scrolled through FaceBook the other day, I didn’t expect to be delighted and turned toward the joys of heaven. One of my favorite songs is “The Blessing” by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes. This is a rendition by the churches of England. I can’t wait to stand in heaven with these amazing people …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.18.2020

I wrote the meditation on John 8, featured on 07.17.2020, for a women’s event. As I worked to finish it and find just the right words to express what I experienced as I read about this woman and her encounter with Jesus, I could not find a word to describe the sound a rock makes …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.17.2020

The writing that follows is my exploration of what it might have been like to be with Jesus the day the woman was brought to him. Read slowly, allow the images to assault your senses. Feel the heat, the dust, the morning sunshine. Hear the noise of Jesus’ laughter, the crowds at the temple, the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.16.2020

Jesus exemplified outrageous grace and mercy. While there are many illustrations of this quality, I am often drawn to the woman caught in the act of adultery. I have so many questions about this situation. According to the law, she and her partner should have been stoned. But where was he? Why was she only …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.14.2020

I don’t consider myself to be a reckless person. Bungee jumping, parachuting, sky diving, roller coasters — all of these seem reckless to me. These are things I might participate in but all of them are steeped in risk. I know there are others who would not consider these to be risky activities. I agree …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.13.2020

As I listened to this song I was arrested by this lyric “…fully known and loved by you. You won’t let go no matter what I do. And it’s not one or the other – it’s all truth and ridiculous grace to be known, fully known and loved by you.” What does ridiculous grace mean …