Character, Creativity, Excellence, Influence

Character: The Key Ingredient

We have a very talented young lady in our community who started her own bakery business, Sweet Dreams Bakery. She makes the most beautiful, creative, and delicious creations. But what would happen to the taste if the combination of ingredients going into making the delectable delight was not as divine? What if the appearance and… Continue reading Character: The Key Ingredient

Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

There’s More To It

As we will see in a future series, there are many types of gates from ancient times that served a particular purpose. This week, we see that gates can be used more for just its intended purpose. As we connect this concept to our faith, we can discover other connections. My husband is also my… Continue reading There’s More To It

Boldness, Creativity, Discipline, Excellence, Influence, Purpose

Creative Connections

Lockdown. Hiding. Alone. Afraid. Isolated. Fear. Quiet. Rest. Alone. Solitude. Peace. Focus. These words may describe you. Some certainly describe me. We most likely experience each one at some point in our lives. During our current time of isolation, many welcome the less stressful environments, and many are afraid of being alone for an extended… Continue reading Creative Connections

Character, Excellence, Friendship, Influence, Purpose

Valued Character

Jason has been with the organization less than three years and continually proves to be an asset. A highly-sensitive project is assigned to Harold, and Jason is the first person he considers to help gather the information. Harold knows Jason will complete the work timely and with accuracy. Trustworthy. Integrity. Loyalty. Respect. These characteristics are… Continue reading Valued Character

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Influence, Purpose

Impactful Perspective

Stephanie was determined to rise to the top. From an early age, she made it her ambition to be the best. She studied and worked hard, and she expected her staff to do the same. She lacked compassion when a staff member had personal challenges and felt no remorse when she let them go because… Continue reading Impactful Perspective

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, Influence, Purpose

An Impactful Blessing

For my birthday, my son and his new bride gave me some beautiful and thoughtful gifts. One that is especially precious is the birthday card. In addition to the card’s words, they each wrote a personal message. The words were personal, impactful, and perfect. And, yes, I cried. Why do I share this? It’s not… Continue reading An Impactful Blessing

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

Character, Excellence, Faith, Influence, Purpose, Vision

Focused Faith

Before the invention of typewriters, computers, and copiers, people transcribed writings by hand. In biblical times, scribes were the individuals who carefully copied the Scriptures so people could have a copy. The scribes were so diligent that they counted the symbols of their language to ensure what they copied matched the original. They were not… Continue reading Focused Faith