Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: how can I find hope

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 ]

How to Remain Hope-filled and Thankful

Numerous articles about giving thanks have appeared in my inbox this week. So have articles that speak to COVID fatigue and weariness, especially in light of increased restrictions. Illness, isolation, financial stress, increased domestic violence, and loss have taken a toll. We’re all wondering when this will end, and we’re all wishing it will end… [ read more ]

God is Always Right, Even In the Shadows

  “…the Lord our God is right in everything he does.” ( NCV)     Life is stinkin’ hard sometimes. Sooner or later, we walk through the shadows where mystery shrouds our understanding. Our faith tells us that God is still in control, but sometimes our pain causes us to question His ways, and—dare I say it?… [ read more ]

Experience Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love Every Day of the Year

  Gene and I celebrated Christmas early with our kids and grandchildren, but we’d still planned to drive five hours on Saturday to spend the weekend with our eldest daughter and her husband in Washington state. Plans changed when a tummy bug knocked me flat on Friday (hence, no blog that day).   Thankfully I’d… [ read more ]