Boldness, Character, Creativity, Excellence, Faith, Family, Prayer

Our Wonderful Counselor

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! As we connect this holiday season to our faith, we will take a look at four names of God in Isaiah 9:6. The first name is Wonderful Counselor. Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He said it was necessary that He leave so the Helper (the Holy Spirit) could come. One… Continue reading Our Wonderful Counselor

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Prayer, Purpose

Think On These Things

What comes to mind when you see children laughing at kittens playing or a couple who has been married for decades dance to their song? How do you focus your mind if you are fearful or anxious or receive unexpected news from the doctor? Upon what do you meditate when you need to relax or… Continue reading Think On These Things

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

Treasured Heirlooms

Sometimes I can get lost in the past by thinking of personal and professional experiences, continued education, cultivated skills, accomplishments, and successes. If I’m not careful, they can easily become inappropriate precious treasures. However, they only bring temporary happiness. The thrill lasts for a short while until it’s time to move on to the next… Continue reading Treasured Heirlooms

Boldness, Character, Excellence, Faith, Friendship, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

Partnership of Blessing

A team of individuals eager to serve for a common purpose. Each member is focused and ready. Each cares for and encourages the other. Each commits and desires to meet needs. This was the lifestyle of the church at Philippi. Specifically, the church met Paul’s needs as he traveled and when he was imprisoned. They… Continue reading Partnership of Blessing

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

Preparing for the End

Planning. Budgets. Meals. Activities. People. Practices. We can prepare for most life events. As we engage in the preparations, we become more confident with the success of the end result. Proverbs 16 is filled with principles that says man can make the best of plans, but every step is from the Lord. Even if our… Continue reading Preparing for the End

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

Serving with Gentleness

Gentleness is a characteristic that God is developing within us. We exercise gentleness when we willingly place ourselves under God’s authority. By practicing humility, thankfulness, forgiveness, and politeness, we influence others through our words, our attitudes, our responses, our actions. We serve others with gentleness. Scripture says much about people who are examples of gentleness… Continue reading Serving with Gentleness

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Freedom, Influence, love, Prayer, Purpose

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… Continue reading Reward in the Waiting

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Freedom, Prayer, Purpose

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,… Continue reading Pursuing Peace

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

A Growing Faith

We’ve examined many bridges and connected them uniquely to excellence and our faith. As we conclude this series, we identify what may be necessary to keep our bridges structurally sound and long lasting. These bridge connections include intercession, foundation and support, legacy, relationships, and using gifts in ministry. Over time, if intentional maintenance is not… Continue reading A Growing Faith