Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: does God care about me

Sitting in God’s Waiting Room

Sitting in God’s waiting room is not an easy thing to do. Patience wears thin after a time, and our human bent starts tapping its toe. C’mon, c’mon already! Bring my prodigal home. Restore my marriage. Provide finances to pay the bills. Heal my body. Give me clear direction for the big decision looming. Fix… [ read more ]

Choosing Joy on the Journey

Choosing joy is easier said than done when our life’s journey takes twists and turns as plentiful as the Rocky Mountain road on which Sailor-Man and I are traveling today. We’ve covered these miles many times in the past 40 years. Today’s trip seems one of the easiest because the weather is more like summer… [ read more ]

Trusting God with our Concerns

  In a recent conversation about trusting God with our concerns, a friend reflected on bygone days when her kids were young. She recalled sleepless nights, laundry piles that multiplied by the minute, and temper tantrums (not hers!) over simple things like broccoli touching macaroni and cheese on one’s lunch plate. “Those times were challenging,”… [ read more ]

How to Keep Hope Alive: Host a Celebration

  Afghanistan. Haiti. Covid. Forest fires. Hurricanes. Politics.   The news weighs heavy on my heart. Some people might say “Stop listening to it.” I’ve thought about doing that, but turning off the news only provides temporary relief. It soothes my soul for a little while, but it doesn’t change the reality that’s out there…. [ read more ]

Dependent Like a Baby

Our family has grown by two in the past month—a granddaughter and a grandson born only nineteen days apart. I haven’t been able to meet my granddaughter yet; I’m hoping that will happen in July. I have, however, been blessed to be living in the same household as my new grandbaby boy.   Josh is… [ read more ]

Good Father

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (NIV) Pause The story’s told of a king who called a meeting with his advisors. In the middle of their discussion, he noticed his daughter peering through the ajar door…. [ read more ]

3 Truths to Remember When You Feel Depleted

  I’ll be honest—I’m feeling a tad depleted. A culmination of things have led me to this place, the most significant being my mother’s death and the necessary busyness during the eight weeks prior. But add to that the craziness of 2020, right?   You know what I mean. The pandemic has ripped away normalcy… [ read more ]

4 Truths to Remember When the Wind and Waves Rage

  Living and traveling on a sailboat has given me a whole new appreciation for anyone who makes a living from the sea. Some days the water barely ripples and I’m able to sit in the cockpit and work on my laptop as Sailor Man guides us through BC’s islands. Other days, the wind and… [ read more ]

When is it Good to Look Back?

We hear mixed messages about looking back at our past. Some voices warn against it. Remember the story about Lot and his family? Angel voices urged them not to look back as they fled Sodom before God destroyed it. “Run for your lives!,” they cried. “Do not stop anywhere in the valley. And don’t look… [ read more ]

3 Truths About Life’s Hard Places

    Genesis 28 tells the story of Jacob traveling to his uncle Laban’s home. This wasn’t a fun excursion. He was on the run from his twin brother who wanted to kill him for stealing his blessing. ()   One night Jacob set up camp and found—get this—a stone—yes, a stone—for a pillow. Can… [ read more ]