Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: temptation

A Life-Changing Lesson Learned Through a Child

Little people teach me much about spiritual truths. Here’s one example: On a recent outing, my two-year-old grandson Micah grew frightened by a wasp that hovered too close. He ran to me and climbed into my lap. I wrapped my arms around him, and he clung to me. There he felt safe because he knew… [ read more ]

The Golden Rule

“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you” (Matthew 7:12). I read these familiar words and screech to a mental halt. A handful of recent irritations and hurts come to mind. What are you doing about these? a little voice whispers. How are you responding to those who have mistreated you?… [ read more ]

Don't be Dull!

Last summer I bought a couple of rings in Poland. They contain amber stones set in a silver band. I recently noticed that a black coating is beginning to dull the bands’ metallic sheen. It’s not obvious to others yet – it’s hidden where the stones meet the bands – but it’ll spread and destroy… [ read more ]

Fall or Flee?

My hero David fell. Why he wasn’t in battle with his men is anyone’s guess. Regardless, he rose from his afternoon nap and stepped outside to survey the city. And while he was there, he saw a knock-out gorgeous woman taking a bath on her rooftop. His gaze lingered, and his lust commandeered his brains…. [ read more ]