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OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.27.2021

My mom tells a funny story about lemon pie. Grandma used to bake fresh bread and pie every Saturday to be enjoyed on Sunday. One Saturday, Grandma made lemon meringue pie. Now my mom didn’t particularly like lemon pie and might have skipped dessert except for one thing. Her sister invited her boyfriend over after …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.02.2021

There are certain mindsets that will invariably upset our emotional well being and prevent us from living a full life. Understanding these false beliefs is the beginning of a journey to wholeness and an identity firmly fixed on the truth of God’s Word. The first is I must meet certain standards of performance to feel …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.25.2021

I love pasta of all kinds but especially spaghetti. It is particularily delightful when the sauce clings deliciously to every noodle, making it impossible to eat without wiping your mouth after every bite. Deliciousness!! Spaghetti noodles have a way of intertwining while they cook creating a puzzling mass of pasta goodness on the plate. It …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.06.2021

Yesterday I left you with a scripture to ponder. It is from Paul’s letter to the church in Colosse. The new believers in this ancient city asked many of the same questions we ask today. “Who is Jesus?” topped the list for many people and there were no shortage of answers. False teachers mixed elements …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.01.2021

7But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. 9The world’s sin is that …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.28.2021

If there is only one verse a child learns at some point in Sunday school, it is John 3:16. Considered to be the essence of the gospel in one concise statement, it is the gold standard. 16“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.24.2021

There are times in my life when I’ve known something isn’t right. At one time it was my emotional well-being, other times it was my physical health requiring attention and sometimes I was in a bad spot spiritually. In every one of these situations, there was a juncture. Would I continue in a state of …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.23.2021

29As Jesus and the disciples left the town of Jericho, a large crowd followed behind. 30Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was coming that way, they began shouting, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 31“Be quiet!” the crowd yelled at them. But they only shouted louder, “Lord, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.22.2021

Anyone with children experiences a time when they encounter a mess – perhaps it’s a shattered dish on the floor, a bag of flour emptied in the pantry or a small child in the living room covered in baby powder. My favorite was the day I found my toddler son in the bathroom surrounded by …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.16.2021

1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of …