Tag: wholeness

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.27.2020

It is said that truth is truth no matter where you find it. On my flights home yesterday, I read a novel and it contained these wise words. “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” I find that to be true. I have worked tirelessly to make friends with myself. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.28.2020

Monday morning I sat down to read for a bit and turned to the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. Looking for a particular passage, I came across a verse I underlined in chapter 7. Unless your faith is firm, I cannot make you stand firm. Isaiah 7:9 Immediately, I recalled a ballet audition …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.27.2020

There is so much controversy swirling around us these days. Everywhere a person turns, someone is posting or postulating on what they do or do not like about current events. I try to stay away from the arguments. For many reasons, but mostly because it steals my joy. At times, I wonder if I will …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.26.2020

These are unusual times. This is not the first time there have been unusual times. Remember the wise teacher’s words in Ecclesiastes, History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.  Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly …

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 07.10.2020

I am reading “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It is a book on understanding the Enneagram and discovering your type. (The Enneagram is an ancient tool to understand personality types and how each one interacts with the world.) I just finished reading about Type 2 – the Helper. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.04.2020

This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach…I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. — God through Moses Deuteronomy 30:11, 16 Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.24.2020

In my biblical studies, one of my professors taught on the Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — one God, three persons. It is a difficult concept to wrap the mind around and I don’t intend to do that now, but something in his teaching comes back to me often. Within the Trinity there …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.09.2020

A few years ago for my birthday, Dave gave me a consultation with a clothing stylist. She came to my house and spent a couple of hours going through my closet with me and assessing my wardrobe. Every item I owned was individually evaluated by several criteria: Do I currently wear it? (I answered this …