Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Merry Christmas to you. May you and your loved ones have a blessed Christmas. Over 400 years of silence. People continued with their routine activities. They cleaned house, prepared meals, taught school, watched sheep. Many felt lost and without hope. Then one night ... There was nothing particularly special about… Continue reading A Most Holy Night
Christmas. The song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The trees, the decorations, the music, the parties, the excitement on precious little faces, and the presents! For many, the anticipation of the end of the season is more exciting. The season instead brings times of sadness, loneliness, hurt, or painful memories. Or… Continue reading Christmas Lights
Bless the Lord, O My Soul!
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! I am so thankful you joined us! As we meditate on thankfulness, consider Psalm 103. This psalm pretty much says it all for the reasons we are thankful to the Lord. It is a blessed reminder of the many reasons we can be grateful to Him for all He gives… Continue reading Bless the Lord, O My Soul!
Thankful for …
Welcome to Connections2Excellence! May you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday! Thanksgiving. It is a time of reflecting and counting undeserved blessings. Here are just a few of the things for which I am truly thankful. T ... turkey, teachers, time, transportation, and tender moments H ... my husband, home, holidays, help, healthcare, hurts,… Continue reading Thankful for …
The Reason We Give Thanks
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! The translation of this psalm is absolutely beautiful. It is a reminder of why we celebrate the goodness of God each day. He is worthy of our praise. He is the reason we give thanks. Our Faith Connections Challenge: Read this psalm slowly and thoughtfully. Meditate on each verse daily.
Creating Thanksgiving Memories
Welcome to Connections2Excellence! There is so much for which we can give thanks. This week, I choose thankfulness for my family. Yes, I am extremely blessed more than I deserve when it comes to family. The heritage. The experiences. The memories. This week marks six years of my mother’s passing. She had a gift of… Continue reading Creating Thanksgiving Memories
A Day of Rest
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Rest. We need it. Every single one of us. God rested on the seventh day as an example to us (Genesis 2:3). So, we follow His example. In Mark 6, the disciples were quite busy. In fact, they were so busy, they did not even have time to rest. They… Continue reading A Day of Rest
Thankful for Rest
Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Thank you for being here. May you be refreshed today. There is just not enough time in the day! Work. School. Life demands. It never stops. There is no end in sight. Does this sound familiar? Sometimes it seems life is a constant roller coaster. So much to do, so little time.… Continue reading Thankful for Rest
Blessings in Trials
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday and Happy November! This month we celebrate Thanksgiving and focus on the blessings we receive. Each of us face challenges at some point. The ways we respond to those challenges can strengthen our faith. As one grows in faith in Christ, one has the confidence of knowing He is with… Continue reading Blessings in Trials
Journal of Thanks
Welcome to Connections2Excellence and Happy November! This month we celebrate Thanksgiving, so we focus on just that—reasons to be thankful. We have so much for which we can be thankful. Yes, there are definitely times we find it difficult to express thanks. A day in which nothing seems to go right. An argument that deeply… Continue reading Journal of Thanks