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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Reward in the Waiting

Patience. It is a fruit of the Spirit we don’t particularly like. Still, it is a characteristic we develop to reflect Christ. There are several examples in Scripture of people who experienced patience. Noah was told to build an ark, yet he waited 100 years for the flood. Moses was used to deliver the children …

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Pursuing Peace

There have been instances in which I have experienced undeniable peace with major life decisions, conflict resolution, job situations, or family crises. There have also been instances in which peace seemed difficult to find, resulting in unrest, fear, anxiety, and worry. Like joy, peace is internal and difficult to grasp. It is an unexplainable calm, …

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