Happy New Year! Welcome to Faith Connections Friday. Thank you for joining us today. Many made resolutions this week to start the new year. The challenge is sticking with each resolution. In Joshua 1, God appointed Joshua to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land. We discover the children of Israel most likely… Continue reading Faith Resolutions
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Happy New Year 2021! I am so very thankful for your encouragement. It means so much. The year 2020 definitely brought many challenges and blessings. And the year 2021 holds its own challenges and opportunities. This scripture came to mind as an encouragement to not fear the future but to… Continue reading Being Watchful and Thankful
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
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!
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.
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
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
How about a little fun with tongue twisters? Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he? If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose? I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck… Continue reading The Solution to the Struggle
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! There is just something about little ones. They are so precious. I love watching them laugh, play, and just be silly. They are loving, forgiving, trusting, and full of life. Jesus called children “at the very center of life in the kingdom” (Mark 10:13-16, MSG). I wonder why He said… Continue reading Childlike Wonder