Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: where can I find hope

3 Promises of Peace When Your Story has a Difficult Plot

Everyone has a story, right? When I speak at women’s retreats and conferences, I hear many. Some stories draw laughter. Some leave me speechless, in awe of how God reveals Himself to those who seek Him. How He provides for those who ask. How He grants wisdom to those who lack. Sometimes those stories break… [ read more ]

3 Truths to Remember When Life Hurts

Life often brings challenges, disappointments, and heartaches. As I write this, I’m thinking of the families affected by Pittsburgh’s tragedy and the plane crash in Indonesia. What can one say to console them?   Closer to home, I’m thinking of three friends whose husbands—all of them professing Jesus followers—have walked away from their marriages since… [ read more ]

Be Encouraged — God’s Got Your Back!

Happy. Sad. Good. Bad Up. Down. Smile. Frown. Which of the above words describe your week? For most of us, it’s been a mix. Best-laid plans disintegrate when illness or unexpected expenses strike, and hopes are dashed when expectations prove false. Fear of uncertainty can grip us. As my husband and I teach in missionary… [ read more ]