Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: Christian devotions

3 Reasons to Live Grumble-Free

How easy it is to grumble! When winter hits, we complain about the snow or—where I live—the rain. When summer arrives, we whine about the heat and the watering restrictions.   If our workload overwhelms us, we might complain about having too much to do and not enough free time. But if we lose our… [ read more ]

Let the Banquet Begin!

In a couple of weeks I’ll board a Boeing 747 and fly to Eastern Europe again: Vancouver—Frankfurt—Berlin, followed by a five-hour ride to our final destination in Poland. My husband and I will lead a team of volunteers to host an evangelistic English-learning family camp. Each day consists of a conversational English class, a Bible… [ read more ]

3 Ways to Make Your Life Consistent with God’s Standard

The word align seems to be coming at me in various forms these days particularly as it relates to spiritual matters. It came to me again this morning via a—“Notice the way God does things; then fall into line.”   So what might the Holy Spirit be telling me? Here are my thoughts.   As… [ read more ]

Help! I’m Looking for Peace!

  Several years ago, I sensed the Holy Spirit telling me to get involved with business women in my community. That mere thought scared me. I don’t speak their language. This is way beyond my comfort zone, I argued.   The Holy Spirit continued to prod. I caved and began tiptoeing into the business community… [ read more ]

Action Words for Every Christian’s Vocabulary

Traveling for ministry purposes allows me the privilege of meeting countless people who profess Christianity. I’m always delighted to meet those who are sold-out for Jesus. They’re hungry for the Word, eager to grow spiritually and to encourage others to do the same, passionate about walking in truth, and humble enough to admit their shortcomings…. [ read more ]

Exchanging the Old for the New

The word “new” has appeared on my radar several times in the past week:   “I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, ‘Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from… [ read more ]

My Christmas Gift to Jesus

The Christmas gifts are wrapped and ready. Some are in boxes, others tucked in bags. One’s in a giant bag that stands more than three feet high. Each one is an item that reflects my love for the recipient and that he/she will find meaningful. I think about the three wise men and their gifts… [ read more ]

The Lord Helps Us: A Basic but Life-Changing Truth

  Earlier this week I listened to an interview on Focus on the Family. The guest told of her husband suddenly becoming ill and passing away within 24 hours. She not only became a 31-year-old widow, but she also became a single mom with two preschool boys. She spoke about how God had prepared her… [ read more ]

Who Controls Your Destiny?

My first national television interview was in 2005. It was on “100 Huntley Street,” and we discussed my first book—10-Minute Time Outs for Moms.   There’s a three-hour time difference between British Columbia and Ontario. When I woke up in Burlington that morning, the alarm clock said it was 5:30 AM, but my body’s time… [ read more ]

How to Say Thank-You Through Our Lives

My fellow Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving more than a month ago. It’s the Americans’ turn this Thursday.   My husband and two of our kids are American citizens. We lived in Washington state for eleven years before moving north in 1996. Even after settling in Canada, we kept the American Thanksgiving as a Fox family tradition…. [ read more ]