Conntecting the Dots

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Wisdom Wednesdays

Two good words for people who love to be in control.

Help from Heaven

Bald eagles fascinate me. They’re the picture of strength and majesty, rising on the wind and circling overhead with their wings outspread. When we lived on Quadra Island, I saw bald eagles on a routine basis. One made its home in a snag near the ferry landing. I recall sitting in the ferry lineup and… [ read more ]

No Need to Fear

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea…The LORD of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God is Israel is our fortress.” (Psalm 46:1,2,7) Photo courtesy: ChristianPhotos.Net – Free High Resolution Photos for… [ 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 ]

Need Strength?

Today’s reading in Psalms really blessed me. Right now I’m facing a work load that seems ‘way too big to complete in the amount of time available before I leave the country again, and frankly, I see my inadequacy. And so, several verses popped off the page this morning. Psalm 18:29 — “In your strength… [ read more ]

The Word "But" Makes All the Difference

Have you ever noticed how the word but makes a massive difference in how a story ends? Here are a few fictional examples:* Megan was going to marry Jim but she changed her mind and married Bob instead.* Leanna was planning to attend university immediately following high school, but she decided to travel overseas instead.*… [ read more ]

Abe Prayed

Back to Abraham and his relationship with God. Theirs was an intimate one as evidenced in their conversation about Sodom (Genesis 18) “God, You wouldn’t destroy the city if You found 50 righteous men there, would You? After all, You’re a just God.” “You’re right,” said God. “I’d save it for their sakes.” Abraham mustered… [ read more ]

What Matters Most?

The beginning of a new year is a good time to ponder what really matters. Life gets so busy that it’s easy to be distracted and miss the mark. That’s not the way I want to live, and you probably feel the same way. This morning I read about Enoch — the guy lived to… [ read more ]

A Cover-up

I read today in Genesis 3, where Adam and Eve sinned against God. Verse 7 stood out to me: “…they strung fig leaves together around their hips to cover themselves” after they’d eaten from the forbidden fruit. Fig leaves around the hips, eh? I can almost see the couple cowering in an orchard, trying desperately… [ 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 ]