Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: inner peace

Be Encouraged — God Holds Your Hand

  When my kids were preschoolers, I often took them for walks around the neighborhood. At that time, our house was located on a road with a 50 mph speed limit. Cars, trucks, motorbikes, and school buses sped past all day.   There literally was no safe place to walk on our side of the road…. [ read more ]

Reassurance For When Our Plans Change

I write a daily to-do list. This keeps me on track with the tasks I need to complete, especially those requiring a deadline. But even as I write my list, I know unexpected stuff will happen and I won’t be able to strike everything from it at day’s end. Inevitably someone phones or drops by… [ read more ]

This Song Will Forever Change Your Life

  Yesterday I heard a song that literally stopped me in my tracks. I’ve listened to it many times since, and its lyrics grip my heart each time I hear them. If we, as believers in Christ, could truly live by them, we’ d forever bid fear and worry goodbye. We’ d reflect absolute peace,… [ read more ]

We’re More Than Overcomers!

Imagine a conversation that sounds something like this:   “So, I heard that you’ve faced a few stresses lately. How are you doing?” “I’m hanging on but only by a thread.”   I’ve felt that way a few times, but I’ve learned that my attitude towards my circumstances bears a huge influence on my ability… [ 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 ]

Marionetta and Her Five Strings

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32 NASB)   Author Calvin Miller penned a poem about a puppet named Marionetta. Each night after her performance, Marionetta hung in the dark, suspended by her five strings. She cried softly, wishing for the light and dreaming of the freedom… [ read more ]

Experiencing Jesus, Prince of Peace

  All my life I’ve heard quoted during the Christmas season: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” To be honest, I’ve taken these… [ read more ]

How to Avoid Stress When Facing Uncertainty

The majority of us face uncertainty occasionally, and it’s an uncomfortable place to be. Ask me how I know. For the past few months, I’ve sensed God doing something new in my life. A significant clue is that my spring 2015 speaking itinerary is blank for the first time in many years.   Part of… [ read more ]

A Promise for Those in Painful Circumstances

Sometimes I wonder how much more pain the world can tolerate.    I’ve been following the mystery of the missing Malaysian airliner and praying for the families and friends experiencing an emotional rollercoaster that twists and spirals with every new bit of information received. I’ve also been praying for the Ukrainians whose future and freedoms… [ read more ]