Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Freedom, Friendship, Influence, Prayer, Purpose, security

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Welcome back to Faith Connections Friday! We focus on connecting a life of pursuing excellence with faith. Distractions abound. Society, culture, and commitments demand our attention. We hear so many voices and have so many choices, we easily get confused as to which is correct. With all that surrounds you, how do you take time… Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear?

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

Precious Peace

The world is full of chaotic moments and circumstances. We find ourselves going busily here and there, hardly without time to stop and breathe. Someone demands a moment of our time, and it turns into minutes and interferes with our next appointment. Meetings, phone calls, activities--there seems to be no end. Amid these moments, we… Continue reading Precious Peace

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

Our Obedient El Olam

When phrases are repeated in Scripture, it is very important to take notice. For example, several passages in Scripture identify God as the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. These terms teach that He has always been and always will be. This is hard for us to… Continue reading Our Obedient El Olam

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Freedom, Influence, Purpose, security

Freedom in Obedience

Obedience. All of us are under authority. Street signs. Teachers. Parents. Law enforcement. Government. Employers. And it affects everyone--children and adults. Even our pets can attend obedience school. From an early age, we are told what to do and what not to do. All to instill obedience. Obedience is not natural or automatic. It is… Continue reading Freedom in Obedience

Character, Faith, Family, Freedom, Music, Prayer, security

Our Kind Keeper

It is a humbling experience when people do nice things for us. In many ways, I confess, I am spoiled rotten to the core. This week I noticed several ways in which others expressed kindness to me. One was a surprise gift of the most divine drink from a well-known chain, affectionately named the "Medicine… Continue reading Our Kind Keeper