Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: Genesis

What Does It Mean That God Pursues Us?

  An interesting question came up recently in our small group: “What do you perceive God to be like?”   Varied answers followed: “He’s a provider.” “He feels distant.” “He’s faithful.” “He’s loving.”   Then came this response: “He’s a God who pursues us.” While other world religions leave mankind believing we must pursue God… [ read more ]

In the Beginning God

  Every year I read through the Bible using a New Living Translation edition written expressly for that purpose. How appropriate on 01/01—the beginning of a new year—to see these words written in the first verse of the first chapter of the first book of the Bible: “In the beginning God…”   To me, beginning… [ read more ]

Doing versus Being

Do you feel the tension between doing and being? I do.

The Woes of Wrong Assumptions

Our road trip through Alberta has ended. We’re thankful for safe travels on icy and drift-covered roads. Sorry for not posting on Monday, but it was a crazy day with flying home, restocking the house with groceries, attending small group, and more. It’s good to be home and back in my office! Here’s today’s devotional… [ read more ]

There’s Something Different about You

A girlfriend and I were sitting at my kitchen table, talking about recent challenges our families had experienced and how we’d handled them. Conversation paused for a moment, and then she said, “There’s something different about you. What is it?” I felt like a dream had come true. Her question was one I’d always wanted… [ read more ]

The Legacy We Leave

I enjoyed holding my three-year-old granddaughter Anna during yesterday morning’s church service. During the praise and worship songs, I balanced her on my hip and moved with the music. She’s a born dancer, so she loved every minute. She grinned at me and I grinned back, especially when she mimicked me as I raised one… [ read more ]