Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: Lamentations 3

The Power of Self-Talk

Earlier this week, while going through a grocery store checkout, I heard the customer ahead of me say, “Oh, that was forgettable of me. I’m so dumb sometimes!”   Something inside me wanted to respond, “You’re not dumb. Please don’t say such things because they’re not true.” I kept silent, but I’m kind of sorry… [ read more ]

Hope Amidst the Darkness

Inky blackness was the only thing visible when I looked out my window early this morning. Two hours later, the darkness began a silent transformation. Slowly, slowly the black morphed to blue, and as it did, the outline of the fir trees outside became visible. Within minutes, I could see the hill facing the condo… [ read more ]

Despair vs. Hope

October has been a busy month filled with speaking at retreats and conferences. Everywhere I’ve gone, the same thing has happened – people have told me about their personal struggles or heartaches. This month I’ve heard numerous stories of marriages breaking up for various reasons. I’ve met a couple of young widows whose husbands were… [ read more ]

Armor for the Mind

It’s nearly 2 a.m. Friday morning as I write this. I’m babysitting at my son’s house because he took his wife to the ER a couple of hours ago. Poor thing – she’s as sick as she’s ever been with a high fever, body aches, and chills. I must admit that I’m trying hard not… [ read more ]