Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: holiness

Someone’s Watching!

From my office window, I see a hanging basket. A blue jay landed on it a few days ago. I could tell that the bird held something in its beak. Out of curiousity, I watched to see what it would do.   The jay cocked its head several times from side to side. To me,… [ read more ]

How I’m Gaining Victory Over My Weight Issues

  – “Teach me, O LORD, to follow every one of your principles. Give me understanding and I will obey your law; I will put it into practice with all my heart.”   Years ago I attended a workshop about learning styles. The teacher talked about how they affect the way people respond to rules…. [ read more ]

What Does Sorting Clothing Have to do With Our Spiritual Life?

Moving to a different house meant not only boxing my belongings—it also meant sorting them and either tossing or taking unneeded things to the thrift store. This was especially true about clothing.   As I packed, I asked myself, “Does this garment truly fit me anymore? Do I like the color? Does it suit me?… [ read more ]

How to Live Blemish-Free

I recall my complexion woes when I was a teenager. Sure, I had a few bumps and blemishes, but nothing major. Nothing that warranted spending all my hard-earned babysitting income on facial scrubs and creams and cleansing tonics as I did. Or becoming a salesperson for a skin care company following high school graduation so… [ read more ]

Love Deeply

Mother Teresa said, “It is easy to love those who are far away. It isn’t always easy to love those who are right next to us. It is easier to offer a dish of rice to satisfy the hunger of a poor person than to fill up the loneliness and suffering of someone lacking love… [ read more ]