There is an area in our little community full of sunflowers. It is so beautiful and inviting, several have taken advantage of opportunities for family pictures and bridal portraits. As we drove by one morning, I noticed the sunflowers facing the same direction. I immediately thought, “Their faces are toward the sun.” Can you guess… Continue reading Your Face I Will Seek
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
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
There is so much we can learn in times of waiting. Thankfully, we have examples of people in the Bible who waited for what was to come. Abraham waited over 25 years for the long-awaited promised son used to birth the nation of Israel. Joseph was betrayed and sold by his brothers and imprisoned for… Continue reading Purpose in the Waiting
Our world is going through a time that no one else alive on this earth has ever experienced. We have multiple opportunities to form relationships that can grow deeper with time. It is a season in which we may entrust a loved one or friend into the care of another, and we would expect them… Continue reading Entrusting our Beloved
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! It is a joy having you today! For the next several weeks until Easter, we will identify a biblical character from the Easter story and connect them to our life’s pursuit of excellence. Two events leading to the Easter story involves Mary of Bethany. We witness one of the most… Continue reading How Do You Worship?
Take a moment and think about the people who positively impact you. Even those we knew long ago continue to impact us. Their wisdom, encouragement, and display of extending forgiveness give us strength and hope. Take a moment and think of people in Scripture who impact you. * Joseph’s brothers sold him and considered him… Continue reading The Impactful Moments
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! How do you respond when someone is eager to spend time with you? Are you just as eager, or do you push them aside? Are you easily distracted with other tasks on your to-do list? Did you know that the Lord is eager to meet with you? When Jesus, the… Continue reading Missed Time?
A young boy and his father are in the middle of a storm, and the young boy is afraid. The father extends his hand to his son, and the son takes his father’s hand. Why? Because he knows he is safe in his father’s care. We may experience frightening circumstances. Yet, when we commit ourselves… Continue reading Safety in the Father’s Care
Image: lighthousebiblestudies.com Who is one of your favorite sitcom fathers? What is it about him that makes him a favorite? Is it his compassion? His listening ability when one of his children has an overwhelming challenge? Is it the loving way he speaks when there is a conflict within the family? One of God’s names… Continue reading Our Everlasting Father