I can read just about anywhere, but this corner is particularly nice on a sunny afternoon.

I can read just about anywhere, but this corner is particularly nice on a sunny afternoon.

Welcome to Connecting Dots to God, a blog about making connections between earth and heaven, between physical experience and metaphysical truth, and between ordinary people like you and me and an extraordinary God like none other.

The most frequent comment that I receive on this blog is “thought provoking,” or something to that effect.  Nothing could please me more, and I invite you to explore the content of this blog and add your comments.

My name is Judy Allen. I am a student of truth, an observer of culture, an idea collector, a dot-connector and a communicator.  Jesus is my teacher and my Lord.  I hold a BA in Business Administration from Valparaiso University and a Master of Arts in Communication and Culture from Trinity Graduate School in Deerfield, IL.  When I’m not blogging, I serve as Area Director for Community Bible Study.

I write largely to clarify my own thinking, but also to…

inspire thought

challenge stereotypes

offer opportunity for discussion

to invite us all to look for God in the ordinary stuff of life

and to seek truth and glorify God.

My life is pretty ordinary on the surface, but in my heart it is an extraordinary adventure with God.  I am so thankful to be living it with my husband, Dan, and our family.

I’d be delighted if you would subscribe to this blog and add your wisdom and perspectives to the discussions.

Connections to God are all around us, and I look forward to finding them with you!

The following links will take you to the most frequently read posts: (Or you can click on any topic from the tag cloud at the lower right.)

Remember when carbs were good and fat was bad?  This and other important paradigm shifts here.

How do non-Christians feel in a culture that still presumes Christianity?  You might be surprised, as I was, to get at glimpse at The Hegemony of Religion

How about we appreciate different expressions of Christianity instead of arguing about them? Celebrating Christian Diversity

I made a pie chart out of the Lord’s Prayer.  How do you slice your prayer pie?

A child’s first words and Steve Jobs’ last words.  Read them here.

I always want clear instructions from God, but is that what God wants?   This question explored here.

Who Says that God Help Those who Help Themselves? (hint: not God)

What would have thought of Jesus and his message if you had lived in first century Galilee?

The Old Testament story of Israel growing up: Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood and a Mid-Life Crisis: A Guide to Reading the Bible

No one likes to be judged.  Let’s make sure we don’t rush to do it.  Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before you Judge

Can the commander of a battleship effectively lead a school of fish?  Find out why you should ask yourself that question here.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.  There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.  Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”  Psalm 19:1-4

Judy Allen

29 Responses to About

  1. Nancy says:

    Judy, Thank you for your comment on my post, “When light meets the dark.” For some reason, most of my replies aren’t posting correctly today so I thought I’d communicate with you here. I truly appreciate your encouragement. I’m happy to hear that you are doing well too. As a cancer survivor, you are a testimony of God’s goodness. Thank you again!

  2. You liked one of posts, so I came snooping. I’m interested. I see some “though-provoking” items I must get around to reading 🙂

  3. Judy, this is a wonderful mission you are on. Sometimes God speaks through “anonymous angels.” Lucky are those who have the power to recognize and hear that voice.

  4. Sebastian says:

    Hello Judy! I look forward to really diving into your blog as you connect the dots. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

  5. gospelbbq says:

    Thanks for coming by and havin’ some bbq. Great stuff!

  6. Judy, so nice to “meet you” through your blog. I think we are kindred blogging sisters. Blessings to you. 🙂

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  8. Judy: Thanks for your recent follow. I’m enjoying your site as well. Very clean look, well designed posts and good, solid text ( a rare thing!) Thanks again for visiting and I look forward to following you as well. ~ steve

  9. Look forward to reading more posts…

  10. pbus1 says:

    Hello Judy,

    I dropped by to let you know, that I nominated you for a blogging award. If you are interested in learning more about the “Illuminating Blogger Award,” just click on the link. I enjoy your posts, and they are quite illuminating, for sure! May the Lord bless you!

    Paulette http://pbus1.wordpress.com/awards/

  11. Sharon R Hoover says:

    Hi Judy! I love reading your writing… and the way you connect the dots of faith and life. 🙂 Your posts so beautifully share the joys and challenges of daily life. I’m delighted to connect through blogs. Thanks for visiting mine as well..

  12. GodGirl says:

    Your blog looks amazing, Judy. I look forward to reading more 🙂

  13. Maria Tatham says:

    I saw that you gave an award to Cara at This Little Light, and wanted to see who you are.
    Best wishes as you blog!
    In Him,

  14. marneymcnall says:

    Hi Judy! I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful blogger award. Description of what that entails is on my blog http://volunteerfringe.com/ Thanks for all your thought-provoking posts. Marney

    • Judy says:

      Thank you so much, Marney! I am honored that you thought of me, and i’ll get on it as soon as I can (traveling a bit this week:). Judy

  15. Sue Bidstrup says:

    Hi Judy- Thank you for the recent comment on my blog. I’m so happy to connect with you and to read your blog! Thank you for sharing your faith – I look forward to reading more! Wishing you many blessings!

  16. Rick Alvey says:

    Hi Judy! Thanks for the recent “Like” and follow on my blog. I’ve enjoyed checking out your blog and have added you to my Google Blog Reader to keep up on new posts. Blessings!

  17. Caddo Veil says:

    I like this–and share your “framework”!! God bless you–have a joyous Easter.

  18. Anne Thomson Delaney says:

    Judy, I enjoy reading your blog! We have so much in common in our faith and life journeys. Thank you for being a positive force and woman of faith in this world.

  19. Karen Koval says:

    Love reading your blog! Your gift is sharing and I love it and you! Your words speak volumes and I am inspired by them. Thank you Emma!

  20. Beth Foreman says:

    Awesome blog, friend! Looking forward to engaging online and connecting a few random dots with you and your readers.

  21. Judy,
    Your blog is so engaging, thought-provoking, and applicable. You are as gifted a writer as you are a speaker. Thank you for blessing us with your gift for words. Keep up the fantastic work!

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