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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Importance of Community

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Thank you for connecting with us! This week our focus is on community. Our small town is very focused on community. Everybody seems to know everybody. Yet, no matter where one lives, there are places one can go to connect. Natural places to connect are the home, church, and the job. Other …

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Responses of Gentleness

A mother’s love. A father’s tenderness. A manager’s soft firmness. A doctor’s compassionate care. A coach’s encouragement. It’s a matter of a gentle response. Gentleness is the same as meekness, which is strength under control. It is knowing when to release your desire to serve another. It is refusing to retaliate when others come against …

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Faithfulness of Cats and Dogs

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! I am so glad you are here! Thank you for being so faithful! Confession time. I love cats. Please don't stop reading--I promise I'm trying to make a point. Yes, I think they are the cutest. They are adorable, independent, and finicky. They fight like little ninja kitties and do their little …

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Intentional Kindness

Kindness is a trait that comes naturally to some. It is one that can be easily and intentionally practiced so others are impacted by your thoughtfulness. A fruit of the Spirit is kindness, or lovingkindness. It is a characteristic of God, and He develops this trait in us so we can be more like Him. …

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Unexpected Kindness

What a blessing it is for people to express their kindness! People randomly provide food, clothing, a mowed lawn, or a paid coffee for the next person in line. Unexpected gifts of kindness. Several days are recognized to specifically encourage kindness. World Kindness Day is November 13. Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on …

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EnJOY the Belly Laughs!

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! A little light today, as I wanted us to take a few minutes and start our day with laughter! Thank you for joining us! Joy. It’s the feeling of getting tickled because something was so funny you couldn’t help but laugh until you cried. It’s the hilarious belly laughter of a child. …

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