What a thrill to watch one who has pressed on to reach a goal! We may think of examples of those competing in a race though they were injured. Either a competitor or someone from the stands comes to help them to the finish line. There will be a day when believers will go through… Continue reading Through Gates of Splendor
In relation to events that happen at gates, we talked earlier about shopping malls and the lobbies of some major buildings. It’s interesting to see how even some larger churches may have a bookstore, a café or two, a children’s play area, or even a broadcast station. Times have not really changed much. As we… Continue reading Hanging Out at the Gate
When it comes to entertainment, the world has an incorrect view of cherubim. They are not the cute, chubby baby Cupids. They are actually mighty warriors and guardians. Gatekeepers have an important role as guardians of the gate. To get to the other side, you have to go through the gatekeeper. Who would you consider… Continue reading Who Do You Trust?
It is believed that the work, “The Invisible Man” is an exploration of examining a man’s character. It asks the personal question, Would I be the same person if I knew I could get away with anything? Being invisible allowed the main character to act out without any consequences to himself. Dwight L. Moody touched… Continue reading Who Are You When No One is Looking?
As we will see in a future series, there are many types of gates from ancient times that served a particular purpose. This week, we see that gates can be used more for just its intended purpose. As we connect this concept to our faith, we can discover other connections. My husband is also my… Continue reading There’s More To It
Happy anniversary to Connections2Excellence! Thank you for joining as we celebrate two years. I am so grateful for your support and encouragement! This year I chose the theme of gates; and, for the next few weeks, I plan to highlight a feature of gates and connect them to faith on Faith Connection Fridays. Image:… Continue reading Entering His Gates
There are two periods in my life in which I recall transitioning to a new season. One was a move from Virginia to Texas. I had to leave friends that I consider family and a job I dearly loved. Another was when my manager resigned, and I had to be creative with my time and… Continue reading Preparing in the Waiting
Love is ... I love my hubby, my son, my new daughter, my family. I love coffee, tea, and food. I love the mountains. And I love the cutest of God’s animal creatures — kitty cats, of course! It’s great to tell you what I love. But how do I show it? Spending time with… Continue reading Love God … Love Others
Lockdown. Hiding. Alone. Afraid. Isolated. Fear. Quiet. Rest. Alone. Solitude. Peace. Focus. These words may describe you. Some certainly describe me. We most likely experience each one at some point in our lives. During our current time of isolation, many welcome the less stressful environments, and many are afraid of being alone for an extended… Continue reading Creative Connections
This week I couldn’t decide which character from the Easter story to highlight, so I chose two. These individuals are key, as they worked behind the scenes for important events. Jesus’ crucifixion took place during the Passover celebration. The Last Supper Jesus had with His disciples took place in a large upper room. The Scripture… Continue reading Direct My Steps