Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: Psalm 119

Obedience and Attitude

Let’s say a mother asks her child to empty the dishwasher. How might that child respond?   “Aw, Mom. Do I have to?” The child dawdles to the kitchen muttering, “Why do I always have to empty the dishwasher? Why can’t someone else do it?” “Sure, Mom.” An hour later, the child still hasn’t done… [ read more ]

Rules, Rules, Rules

What rules did you have while growing up? Here’s a sampling from my memory lane… Be home by 11:00 P.M. No theatre attendance (“that’s where people sit in the back and behave inappropriately”). No card playing. No dancing. No alcohol. The list went on, flushing everything that looked like fun. And so I picked the… [ read more ]

Obedience and Spiritual Well-Being

Obedience to God is vital to one’s spiritual growth and effectiveness. Without it, we’re like a brittle bush, stunted and unfruitful. I know. I’ve been there. That’s how my spiritual life felt for a year while I tried to persuade God that He was wrong in asking me to write Moving From Fear to Freedom…. [ read more ]

Sure-Fire Remedy for Feeling Stressed

Sometimes, especially in winter, the skin on hands dries out. I can almost hear it sigh with relief when I apply lotion. Aaaahhh, it seems to say. That feels gooood. My body responds in the same way when I soak in a hot tub after a long trip. And my eyes, strained and bloodshot after… [ read more ]

Happiness — Another Thought

This will be short and sweet, I hope, because I need to take a nap! I just pulled a red-eye flight from Abbotsford to Toronto for a Girls Night Out event in Oshawa tonight, and I feel like I’ve been hit by a semi-trailer. My scheduled flight was canceled due to maintenance problems, and an… [ read more ]

Recipe for Freedom

Several playgrounds are located in the city park near our home. On sunny days they resemble human anthills. It’s interesting to watch these little people as they explore life. Some tots, depending on their personalities, are content to let their parents or caregivers hold their hands as they walk from toy to toy. Others resist,… [ read more ]