Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: Anger

Three Suggestions for Developing a God-Honoring Perspective

Life gets complicated sometimes, doesn’t it? I’ve blogged about how mine took an unexpected turn two weeks ago when my left Achilles tendon partially ruptured. Then, last Sunday my “good” knee gave out, so my mobility is now limited to my bottom (I’m gaining new skills at scooting across the floor!) and my wheelchair. No… [ read more ]

A Single, Life-Altering Thought

Canada celebrated the late Queen Victoria’s birthday last weekend. I celebrated, too, by turning off my computer and escaping for two days alone with my husband. It was so restful that I’d be tempted to do it again this weekend if I wasn’t speaking in Edmonton! While on this mini-retreat, I played Scrabble, reflected, and… [ read more ]

Accountability

The principle of accountability changed my life. I still remember the day someone explained it to me as I grieved my broken engagement. “The way your fiancé has treated you is wrong,” said one of my professors. “God will hold him accountable for his attitude and actions.” His words filled me with a sense of… [ read more ]

Let Peace Rule

What do you do when you’re feeling angry at someone? Do you allow negative thoughts to fan those feelings into flame? Or do you try to douse them before they turn into a wildfire? I’ll be honest. I’ve allowed the negative to rule at times. Believe me, the outcome isn’t pretty. Anger and angst leave… [ read more ]

A Healthy Church

What’s the secret to optimum spiritual health in the lives of individual believers and ultimately the Church? It’s simple, really. Optimum spiritual health both individually and corporately happens when we live in the fear of the Lord. What does that mean? It means we possess a reverential awe for who God is – holy, compassionate,… [ read more ]

An "Aha" Moment

Have you ever had an “aha” moment? You know, a time when something suddenly made sense…something that had perhaps puzzled you until then? This morning I read about Joseph’s “aha” moment and it brought tears to my eyes (Genesis 45:3-9). Imagine how he must have felt when he realized that God Himself had ordained his… [ read more ]