Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: Jesus

What do Recycled Furniture and Faith Have in Common?

  Moving into a larger house last month has meant finding furnishings to help fill it. Buying new stuff costs more money than I have or care to spend so I’ve visited thrift stores and garage sales.   This weekend I found a solid oak TV stand—a custom-built corner unit with a swivel on the… [ read more ]

Rubber Gloves and Roast Chicken

  It was Monday afternoon, and I was knee-high in packing boxes when I heard the knock on our door. Who could that be? I wondered. I opened it to find our Sunday school teacher—Larry—standing on the step. “I thought you could use this,” said Larry. He handed me a package containing a roasted chicken…. [ read more ]

Jump to Conclusions and Judge, or Extend Grace?

For years I’d heard the story about the Samaritan woman. You know—she’s the one who’s famous for interacting with Jesus at the water well. She’s also the one with the reputation for being promiscuous. What else would you call a woman who’s had five husbands and is living common-law with a sixth? (John 4:4-30)  … [ read more ]

Heaven is Real — So What?

Heaven is real. What difference does that knowledge make to us today, when we’re struggling to raise kids and pay bills?

Face to Face with Jesus

On Saturday, I attended Margaret Bayne’s memorial service at Camp Homewood. Hers was a 96-year life well lived. The tributes paid to her proved it. For me, a highlight was the singing of the old hymn “Face to Face.” Margaret was a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. She spoke about Him with every opportunity that… [ read more ]

Christmas and Connecticut

A community in Connecticut, nay, the world, wrestles with unimaginable grief and shock. The scope of what happened a few days ago cannot be comprehended. The emotional pain of those who lost their loved ones cannot be fathomed. And the trauma of those who survived, and of those who study the scene for clues cannot… [ read more ]