Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos

Our Prayers Don’t Have to be Long to be Heard

What’s prayer, anyway? I like J. I. Packer’s definition. “The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God’s hand, but a humble acknowledgement of helplessness and dependence.”   Prayer takes different forms. Sometimes it’s liturgical and recited aloud in a formal church setting. Sometimes it’s private, penned in one’s journal for only the… [ read more ]

The Purpose for Suffering

  One of my favorite things in life is watching my grandchildren grow in every aspect of their lives—physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. Every time I see them, they’ve changed.   That’s the way it should be, right? God never intended a baby to remain a baby. His plan is for infants to grow and… [ read more ]