Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: does God love me

You Matter

    Sorry for the delayed blog this week! I wrote it on Monday but my website experienced a few hiccups this week. The folks who run my site worked hard to remedy the problem, and they got ‘er done. So, here it is. Have a great weekend!   Gene and I are anchored at… [ read more ]

Lessons Learned from Boat-Dwellers in Lockdown

  A friend recently messaged me with this question: “How’s the lockdown going for you and Gene? I imagine your sailboat is feeling quite small these days.”   I smiled. Some days I would agree.   Seriously, where does one go to find solitary space on a sailboat? Sailor-Man works at the kitchen table and… [ read more ]

Playing Hide-and-Seek with God

  Sailor-Man and I recently babysat our one-year-old granddaughter Lexi. She loves playing hide-and-seek. It delighted her when I tossed a towel over her head and asked, “Where’s Lexi?”   Adam and Eve played a game of hide-and-seek with God, but it was no laughing matter. They’d disobeyed God when they ate fruit from the… [ read more ]

To Which Voice Should We Listen?

  A woman I’ve known for many years struggles with mental health issues. I can’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of what’s going on in her mind. Neither do I pretend to understand the email she sent me recently, the latest in a litany of hurtful written and spoken words.   I hear… [ read more ]

Carried in God’s Hand

Living in a marina gives me the opportunity to experience many new things. One of those is watching a sling lift boats of all shapes and sizes from the river. This happens every day as boats needing repairs show up at the boatyard. I stand in awe every time I watch the sling do its job…. [ read more ]

Why We Can Face the Future with Confidence

  But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands. Psalm 31:14,15   “Doctors suspect I have Parkinson’s disease,” a friend said as we washed and dried dishes after a recent dinner party. Her hands noticeably trembled.   Hands are an interesting study. Some are youthful… [ read more ]

God is Out to Get You

    Entrusting our lives to an unseen God can be scary: What if He asks me to surrender something precious? What if He asks me to do something I don’t want to do? What if He puts me through a test?   Focusing on fears about God’s intentions leads to the belief that He’s… [ read more ]

Why Doing Life God’s Way is Like A Box of Chocolates

Applying God’s laws seems a no-brainer when they make sense to us and we understand how they work in our favor. We’re less enthusiastic when they stifle or convict us.   As though sifting through a box of chocolates, we pick the divine laws we like best and leave the rest. Human nature, yes? A… [ read more ]

Learning to Trust God With All Our Heart

  That little word all continues to change my thinking. This time it’s happening through —“The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”   There it is: “I trust Him with all… [ read more ]

Smile — Someone’s Thinking About You

I lived in Washington state from 1985-1996. During that time, my only sister moved to Ontario so her husband could attend university there. Nearly 2600 miles and three time zones separated us. Driving that distance would take 38 hours.   Health issues and having a new baby kept her mostly confined to her home, so… [ read more ]