Tag: silence

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.05.2021

Jesus is the perfect example of excellent self-care. He worked hard, ministered tirelessly, withdrew regularly. His first time in solitude was extended, forty days to be exact. He did that to prepare himself for public ministry. Emerging from the wilderness, he was empowered by the Holy Spirit to powerfully proclaim that the kingdom of God …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.04.2021

Jesus often withdrew by himself to solitary places to pray. He is an example to follow as I make my way through the chaos of life, asking myself, “Am I willing to depart from ordinary life to seek direction in prayer?” Yesterday I noted that before Jesus began his public ministry, he spent 40 days …

Daily Reads 06.02.2019

There are times when I feel anxious about life. The future looks difficult and uncertain. Today is riddled with despair. Despair about the “what ifs.” And I don’t even always realize they are there. It’s like bugs on a hot summer day – buzzing around, making noise, distracting me. Read: 2 Timothy 1:8; 2:1, 7 …