White lettering on black background says "Connected."

If A, then B.

And if B, then C.

It’s been a long time since my high school math classes, but not so long ago that I don’t remember that there is such a thing as cause and effect.

Things are generally connected.

Sure, there are things that come up out of the blue, but in general, life moves along with a great deal of connected cause and effect.

Despite getting sucked into lots of busy-ness and to-do lists and goings-on, we do not live our lives in a vacuum.

If we do A, then B happens.

And if we do B, then C happens.

You study for a test, you probably pass it.

You take time to prepare a healthy meal, you will probably improve your health.

You read a book, you probably learn something new and/or discover a wonderful world of imagination.

You adopt a dog, you probably end up with chew toys scattered around your living room.

What happens in life is connected to the decisions we make and the actions we take.

The structure of life is forged on connection.

Our family forged a connection four years ago today.

We adopted our dog, Tess.

Happy “Gotcha Day,” Tess!

If we didn’t have Tess, our lives would be missing something.

I’m so glad we connected.

I’ve struggled in recent months to find the time and energy to write. A group of writers proposed writing something every day for the month of October, based on a one word prompt, and writing in just five minutes – no worrying about perfect grammar or always being poignant or well-polished. I’m giving it a go in an effort to jump start my writing. For the one word prompts, I’m going to follow along with The Upper Room’s Sight Psalms. They put out a picture a day and apply one word and a short reflection. If you are reading this, thanks for accompanying me for this experiment in motivation and discipline.


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