Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: God’s love

Why Does Love Matter?

  Have you ever met someone who, by society’s standards, seemed successful in every way? Attractive, talented, financially established. Livin’ the dream.   Everything looked impressive on the outside for awhile, but then the truth came out—his or her personal life was a shambles. So were relationships at work.   Although everything seemed stacked in… [ read more ]

Forgiveness and God’s Extravagant Grace

  What’s a typical response when someone hurts us?   Perhaps we’re prone to defend ourselves. Maybe we’re tempted to avoid that person for a long time or to retaliate by saying unkind things about him to others. Maybe we establish walls to keep that person out lest he hurt us again.   As Easter… [ read more ]

What a Stranger at Starbucks Taught Me About God’s Love

My husband and I have been on the road for 12 days. We’ve spoken at a Bible college missions chapel, connected with many of our ministry supporters, visited with family, and will host a booth at next weekend’s Missions Fest Alberta. Mostly, though, we’ve been presenting a fun date night at churches along our route…. [ read more ]

Pressing Pause in the Presence of God

Sometimes, in the midst of our rush-rush lives, we do well to press pause and do nothing but sit for a few quiet minutes in the presence of Almighty God.   To reflect on His unfailing love.   To bask in His presence and listen for His voice.   To shut the world out and… [ read more ]

When Our Day's Plans Change

Snow blankets the world beyond my office window this morning. Traffic on the main road nearby is nearly nil—it seems people are choosing to stay home today rather than risk driving in icy conditions. I made that choice early this morning, too. I was supposed to attend a Think Referral Network meeting in a neighboring… [ read more ]

Another Prayer for 2011

Hey, hey! Here’s a verse that makes an ideal prayer for 2011. Perhaps I’ll tape this one to the bathroom mirror where I’ll see it every morning. “Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you” (Psalm 143:8). Frankly,… [ read more ]

All You Need is Love

Remember the one-time popular song lyrics? “All you need is love…all you need is love…” I agree, although not with the type of love the singers were singin’ about. All we need is God’s love, and He lavishes it upon us. How so? Here are a few examples: He greets us with the rising sun… [ read more ]

On to Slovakia

Our team traveled to Budapest where we spent the night and then went separate ways the next morning. Gene and I caught a shuttle van to Kosice, Slovakia with one of our team members who will now minister there in an evangelistic family camp with five other Canadian volunteers. She was transporting her personal luggage… [ read more ]

Of Brides and Bridegrooms

God’s love for us supersedes our wildest imagination. This morning I discovered a nugget in Isaiah that says He rejoices over us as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride (62:5b). Wow – think about that word picture! Last month I had the opportunity to attend a family member’s wedding. When the pastor pronounced the couple… [ read more ]