Preparing for the End

Planning. Budgets. Meals. Activities. People. Practices. We can prepare for most life events. As we engage in the preparations, we become more confident with the success of the end result. Proverbs 16 is filled with principles that says man can make the best of plans, but every step is from the Lord. Even if our …

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Confessions of an Amateur Painter

I am definitely not a painter. My idea of painting something somewhat similar to the desired image is using a beginner’s paint-by-number kit. However, during a team-building activity, our department decided to paint our own masterpiece—freehand. Great. Surprisingly, after this activity, I was quite pleased with the result. Why? Our artist instructor was sensitive to …

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Faith Community

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday, as we connect the concept of community with faith. Community plays an important role in Scripture. Three examples come to mind. First, millions of people traveled from Egypt through the wilderness to the promised land. Second, believers are encouraged to meet together for worship (Hebrews 10:25). Third, people from every …

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Importance of Community

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Thank you for connecting with us! This week our focus is on community. Our small town is very focused on community. Everybody seems to know everybody. Yet, no matter where one lives, there are places one can go to connect. Natural places to connect are the home, church, and the job. Other …

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Faith Influencers

As a pastor’s wife, the majority of my life is involved with ministry. When I was a teenager, I knew that I would one day follow that calling. Thankfully, I have had many influencers who have taught and encouraged me on this path. Notable pastors and staff members led by teaching solid biblical principles so …

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People of Influence

One feature social media includes is the Influencers, the people others find intriguing—leaders, authors, and industry professionals. When viewing profiles of people I find inspiring, this is an area I review so I could also follow recommended top leaders. We all have people who have influenced us in some way. From childhood to adulthood, people …

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Intentional Kindness

Kindness is a trait that comes naturally to some. It is one that can be easily and intentionally practiced so others are impacted by your thoughtfulness. A fruit of the Spirit is kindness, or lovingkindness. It is a characteristic of God, and He develops this trait in us so we can be more like Him. …

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