Character, Creativity, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Purpose

Love God … Love Others

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

Boldness, Character, Excellence, Family, thankfulness

Top Ten

My husband and son occasionally play a game called “Top Ten.” Top Ten books, songs, movies, NFL players, restaurants, best places to hike, best road trips. And let’s not forget the Top Ten songs by Jeremy Camp (my son’s absolute favorite hero). Even though I don't have the creativity to make such a game exciting,… Continue reading Top Ten

Character, Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Prayer, Purpose

Entrusting our Beloved

Our world is going through a time that no one else alive on this earth has ever experienced. We have multiple opportunities to form relationships that can grow deeper with time. It is a season in which we may entrust a loved one or friend into the care of another, and we would expect them… Continue reading Entrusting our Beloved

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Family, Friendship, Influence

Speaking the Language

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Have you ever been assigned a task only to find the results were not what you expected? Over the course of two weeks, I had an assignment to contact peers for their input. The prompt responses were overwhelming and deeply humbling. The gifts of their words and the time they willingly sacrificed… Continue reading Speaking the Language

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Freedom, Gratitude, Influence, Purpose

For Such A Time As This

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! May you receive encouragement today for such a time as this ... Isn’t it amazing to see how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things for Him? The slave girl who told her master, Naaman, to see the prophet, Elisha, to be healed. Rahab the harlot hid the spies,… Continue reading For Such A Time As This

Creativity, Discipline, Excellence, Family, goal, Purpose, time

Focused Time

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! I appreciate you so much and thank you for connecting today! This past week was amazing! I started back to school—again. When school starts, I get so excited about learning something new. (Actually, I am like a child eager for the first day of school.) Image: WordPress The discipline of taking classes… Continue reading Focused Time

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Family, Purpose, time

Time is Precious

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Thank you for being here. The year 2020 is new, and we are slowly getting back into our daily routines. Hopefully, your holidays were relaxing and inspiring. New challenges will arise, and new doors of opportunity will open. Over the holidays, I was introduced to a delightful commercial. A little girl invited… Continue reading Time is Precious

Excellence, Faith, Family, peace, Prayer, Purpose, security

Safety in the Father’s Care

A young boy and his father are in the middle of a storm, and the young boy is afraid. The father extends his hand to his son, and the son takes his father’s hand. Why? Because he knows he is safe in his father’s care. We may experience frightening circumstances. Yet, when we commit ourselves… Continue reading Safety in the Father’s Care

Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Prayer, security

Our Everlasting Father

Image: lighthousebiblestudies.com Who is one of your favorite sitcom fathers? What is it about him that makes him a favorite? Is it his compassion? His listening ability when one of his children has an overwhelming challenge? Is it the loving way he speaks when there is a conflict within the family? One of God’s names… Continue reading Our Everlasting Father

Discipline, Excellence, Family, Gratitude, Purpose

Making Lasting Memories

The Energizer Bunny is “still going.” Buzz Lightyear goes “to infinity and beyond.” De Beers tells us “A Diamond is Forever.” Timex “takes a licking and keeps on ticking.” Even some household items are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Especially during this time of year, particular attention is given to the evergreen tree in which… Continue reading Making Lasting Memories