Tag: spiritual

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.19.2020

Today I am going to Montana to visit my mom. As I observe people and situations, I will listen for what the Holy Spirit wants to teach me along the way and share them as my Montana musings. Thanks for joining me on this adventure! My travel day began with more adventure than I intended. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.11.2020

God’s will. What is God’s will for my life? Should I do this? Or that? Who hasn’t asked those questions before? It seems like handwriting on the wall or, at the very least, an e-mail would be most appreciated at the difficult junctures of life. It is my belief that “God’s will” isn’t as restrictive …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.25.2020

For so many years, my dreams were focused on me. Not my dreams at night, but my hopes for a future not yet realized. I wanted to be well-liked, applauded, talked about in glowing words and accolades, revered and honored. So my dream had to be big. It had to put me in the spotlight, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.26.2020

What do I do knowing that God knows all things. He sees all things. He knows my thoughts even before I think them. He knows what I am going to say before I say it. Jesus is an exact representation of the Father and Jesus clearly knew what people were thinking, even to discerning the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.22.2020

I am not a buffet person. There is so much pressure for me to taste everything and put as much on the plate as I can. Deciding at the table what suits my tastebuds and discarding the rest is a strategy often used. I don’t like that the food all touches and overlaps retaining none …

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 …

The Pain that Performs

A few months ago, as I prepared to speak at a local Christian school, I had an ah-ha moment. As I pondered my own spiritual journey, I recognized that wounds from my past could be my excuse or my strength. Everyone experiences episodes that cause wounds. Interestingly, it is not the episode that causes long …

Daily Reads 12.10.2019

Advent Day 10: Read: Luke 10 (or at least verses 38-42) This chapter concludes with Jesus’ visit to the home of Martha and Mary. It appears that Martha was the one who extended the invitation to Jesus and his disciples to come and eat in her home. When Jesus arrived, Martha busied herself preparing the …

Daily Reads 11.02.2019

I love to read. I usually choose fiction and specifically books that feature a spy, detective, CIA operative or something along those lines. Recently, I have read more memoirs or true stories such as Fire Road, They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky, Educated and The Beautiful No. I have On Being Human in …

Daily Reads 11.01.2019

Job, thought to be the oldest writing in the Old Testament, is one of my favorite books. Some say it is an allegory contrasting man’s finiteness with God’s infinite, sovereign character. Some say it is the real life account of a man named Job. I say it is comforting and inspiring. At this point, some …