Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: James 1:2-4

3 Ways to Wait Well

  The pandemic has canceled our overseas ministry travels this year. I’ll be honest—I don’t miss the challenges that go hand-in-hand with international travel. Especially the waiting. A couple of years ago, a flight to Slovakia topped all.   The trip began in Vancouver. While waiting at the gate for our flight to Toronto, I… [ read more ]

How to Spread Contagious Joy

  We’ve heard the word “contagious” more times than we can count in the past few weeks. We all know that COVID-19 is easily spread from one person to another, so we wear masks to prevent droplets from escaping our mouths. We wash our hands multiple times a day. We wear gloves at the gas… [ read more ]

Why Doing Life God’s Way is Like A Box of Chocolates

Applying God’s laws seems a no-brainer when they make sense to us and we understand how they work in our favor. We’re less enthusiastic when they stifle or convict us.   As though sifting through a box of chocolates, we pick the divine laws we like best and leave the rest. Human nature, yes? A… [ read more ]

My One Word for 2017

Several years ago I began the tradition of choosing one special word at the start of a new year. Actually, it’s not so much about me choosing the word—it’s the word I believe God gives me.   One year the word was “joy.” Oh my—I learned a lot about counting difficult experiences as opportunities for… [ read more ]