Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: discouraged

Sunday Afternoon, Starbucks, and the Amputee

Every so often a situation happens that leaves me keenly aware of God’s providential presence in our comings and goings. Yesterday afternoon’s occurrence was no exception. My husband and I needed to run an errand that meant driving about 30 miles. It was a rainy day, the kind that makes you want to cuddle with… [ read more ]

Jesus Prays for Me and You!

Hebrews 7:25 encourages me, especially on days when I’m frustrated, discouraged, or doubt-filled. It says, “Therefore he (Jesus) is able once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.” Why does this verse encourage me? Because it assures me that Jesus is… [ read more ]

How to Respond Well to Life's Challenges

Have you ever had to will yourself to do something? I have. A month ago, I sunburned my knees badly. When I applied aloe vera gel, I suffered an allergic reaction (the label said it was pure and alcohol-free, but the label lied). The pain was so intense that I had to will myself to… [ read more ]

Further Thoughts on Fishing

An IM missionary working in Poland – Janna Forseth – emailed this morning to comment on Sunday’s devotional thoughts. Her insights are worth mentioning:

Feeling versus Knowing

Amen to the comment about yesterday’s post! When Joseph was betrayed by his family and then thrown into prison for being lied about, I wonder how he felt. Did he feel like God was with him? Or did he have to choose to believe it? Therein lies the challenge for real life, eh? Heaven help… [ read more ]

A Joyful Heart

On my desk sits a perpetual calendar filled with wonderful quotes. Today’s quote is from composer Joseph Haydn. He said, “When I think upon my God, my heart is so full of joy that the notes dance and leap from my pen; and since God has given me a cheerful heart, it will be pardoned… [ read more ]