blessing, Excellence, Gratitude, thankfulness, thanksgiving

Thankful for …

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! May you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday! Thanksgiving. It is a time of reflecting and counting undeserved blessings. Here are just a few of the things for which I am truly thankful. T ... turkey, teachers, time, transportation, and tender moments H ... my husband, home, holidays, help, healthcare, hurts,… Continue reading Thankful for …

blessing, Excellence, Faith, generosity, Gratitude

The Blessing of Generosity

"Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one [of them] claimed that anything belonging to him was [exclusively] his own, but everything was common property and for the use of all. And with great ability and power the apostles were continuously testifying to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,… Continue reading The Blessing of Generosity

Boldness, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Gratitude, Prayer, Purpose, thanksgiving

Entering His Gates

Happy anniversary to Connections2Excellence! Thank you for joining as we celebrate two years. I am so grateful for your support and encouragement! This year I chose the theme of gates; and, for the next few weeks, I plan to highlight a feature of gates and connect them to faith on Faith Connection Fridays. ‬‬ Image:… Continue reading Entering His Gates

Creativity, Excellence, Faith, Freedom, Gratitude, Purpose

Colors of the Cross

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Celebrate Easter with me as we imagine what may have been going through the disciples’ minds. Everything seems to be going smoothly. We followed Jesus for three years. We walked with Jesus as He entered Jerusalem on a donkey, and He was praised and honored with palm branches. All was… Continue reading Colors of the Cross

Creativity, Excellence, Gratitude, Purpose, Vision

Look for the Masterpiece

Have you ever noticed the variety of colors combined to form a thing of beauty? A rainbow, a stained glass window, a bouquet, a garden of spring flowers, the mountains in the fall, a sunrise, a sunset, a mixed fruit salad, even a roll of life savers. My mother had a collection of stained glass.… Continue reading Look for the Masterpiece

Boldness, Character, Excellence, Gratitude, thankfulness

Thank You

During our current global crisis, we see those who are normally in the background now brought to the forefront. The providers in healthcare, emergency services, food services, retail, education, transportation, and clergy. In everyday life, they are content with staying behind the scenes. Now their responsibilities and the critical services they provide are clearly visible.… Continue reading Thank You

Character, Excellence, Faith, Freedom, Gratitude, Purpose

Changed at the Cross

He had been in the position for years. The brutality. The killing. Over time, it was necessary that he develop a cold, calloused heart. Privately, he relived the nightmare experiences. Witnessing the deaths of criminals of the day—their attitudes, their hatred, their lack of remorse--and some repented, some begged for life, some wept for their… Continue reading Changed at the Cross

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

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

What Are We Going to Do Today, Lord?

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Do you look forward to each day with anticipation? What if we began each day with, “What are we going to do today, Lord?” What if we trained our mind to look for Him? His work. His beauty. His reflection. His blessing. His protection. His provision. His presence. A friend… Continue reading What Are We Going to Do Today, Lord?

Creativity, Discipline, Excellence, Freedom, goal, Gratitude, Purpose

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… Continue reading Living for Each Today