Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: worry

Be Encouraged — God Holds Your Hand

  When my kids were preschoolers, I often took them for walks around the neighborhood. At that time, our house was located on a road with a 50 mph speed limit. Cars, trucks, motorbikes, and school buses past all day.   There literally was no safe place to walk on our side of the road. The… [ read more ]

Worry Can't Change Others

Worrying about those we love won’t change them. “We have to trust God to work in their lives,” says Kathy Collard Miller. Here’s her story.

Rest Can Be Yours

So the LORD gave to Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. And the LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had solemnly promised their ancestors. None of their enemies could stand against them, for the LORD helped them… [ read more ]

Rediscovering the Wonder of Creation

Sunshine bathed my dining room yesterday. Unbeknownst to me, its warmth melted the wrapped European chocolates sitting in a dish on the table. My grandchildren popped in for an unexpected visit at noon. Five-year-old Anna and three-year-old Luke discovered the softened sweets. “Oh no, Grandma,” Anna exclaimed. “They’re melted! What should we do with them?”… [ read more ]

Got Peace?

The direction our thoughts take us determines whether or not we experience peace.

Five Truths About Joy

The more I read about joy, the more I’m convinced that God’s kids, more than anyone else on earth, ought to be living demonstrations of this characteristic. Anyone can be joyful when life’s honky-dory, but it’s not so easy when the basement floods, the kids break out in chicken pox, the car breaks down, and… [ read more ]