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, …

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Seize the Day!

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Have an extraordinary day! When I was growing up, my mother would wake us up with her melodious singing. “Good morning! Time to rise and shine! Wake up!” (Don’t you love it when someone does that for you?—Not!) Of course, we would roll over, pull the covers over our heads, and try …

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Living for Each Today

Writing (for me) in any form is therapy. I love journaling because I don’t have to care about correct grammar, punctuation, or making any sense whatsoever. It’s simply personal random thoughts, however they come into my silly little brain. Journaling has been an enjoyable, therapeutic habit for decades (though entries over the past few years …

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Follow the Leader

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Follow the Leader is a popular children’s game in which the designated leader does an action, and the followers mimic (or imitate) the action. The follower places a trust in the leader to guide them in a way best leading them to the desired destination. The leader has to know …

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The Perfect Dance

Thank you for anxiously awaiting the posting of this blog! I am sure you were counting the hours to find out the outcome of the wedding of the century! The ceremony beyond gorgeous. The ministers (one of which was Dad) eloquent. The bride stunning and beautiful, and the groom dashing and handsome. There was laughter, …

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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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