Conntecting the Dots

Monthly Archives: February 2012

Who–or What–is Your Guide?

Where do you turn to for guidance or clarity when you’re facing a major decision or processing a difficult issue in your life? Some folks turn to the horoscope. Others turn to tarot cards or palm readers. Some rely on gut instinct, while others scour bookstores for self-help resources. Some pursue a life coach or… [ read more ]

God Specializes in Impossibilities

It had been a long, hot day. They’d ministered to people for hours. When suppertime rolled around, the weary disciples did what made sense to them—they told Jesus to send the crowds away. “They can go to nearby farms and villages and buy something to eat,” they said. “You feed them,” Jesus replied. Imagine the… [ read more ]

Musings About My Marriage — On Our 30th Anniversary

Today I’m taking the liberty of posting something far different from my usual devotional blog. That’s because this is a very special day: my 30th wedding anniversary. To mark this day, I want to bless my hubby by telling the world that he’s the greatest! Here are some things I appreciate most about Gene: He… [ read more ]

God Delights in Giving Peace

What’s God like? The Bible’s filled with descriptions. Here’s one that means a lot to me: “Great is the Lord who delights in blessing his servant with peace” (Psalm 35:27). The fact that God delights in blessing His servants with peace has become very real to me in the past three weeks. Life’s whizzed by… [ read more ]

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend. Know you are loved! Photo Courtesy:

Joy Comes From Doing What's Right

“Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!” (Psalm 32:11) For nearly half a year I balked at the idea of hosting a weekend getaway for businesswomen. After all, I reasoned, it wasn’t my idea. I don’t really need anything else on… [ read more ]

From Mourning to Joy

There it is. My word for 2012 – joy – has popped up again. This time it appeared in Psalm 30:5 and 11 – “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning…You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with… [ read more ]

Cell Phones and Bibles

What would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cellphone? Here’s a good read from Focus on the Family. Photo courtesy: