blessing, Excellence, Friendship, Influence

The Power of Presence

Image: WordPress One thing challenging for centuries is staying connected. This year we find connections even more challenging. A song we may sing to our sweetie is, “I’ll Be There,” by Jackson 5. It expresses assurance the person will be present for the other as a source of comfort and strength and provide unselfish love… Continue reading The Power of Presence

blessing, Excellence, Faith, Purpose

Platforms of Opportunity

A teenage girl enjoying a day at Chesapeake Bay dove into shallow water and became a quadriplegic. A day at the beach results in a shark attack, and a surfer loses her arm. A Christian singer loses his first wife to cancer. Joni Eareckson Tada. Bethany Hamilton. Jeremy Camp. What do these people have in… Continue reading Platforms of Opportunity

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

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

Disguised Blessings

Welcome to Faith Connection Friday as we celebrate this beautiful Thanksgiving season! This season, our minds turn toward the blessings we have received in our lives. The perceived small blessings and the more evident. As we ponder the blessings we have received, may we not forget the Giver of those blessings, our Father and our… Continue reading Disguised Blessings

Excellence, Family, Freedom, Music, Purpose

How Could I Ask for More?

This week we celebrate my favorite holiday of the season--Thanksgiving. Why? It is a time to stop and enjoy food, family, more food, friends, and even more food. Thanksgiving also signifies the one day a year I actually enjoy going to the mall--Black Friday! Silly me, I love going to a busy mall, scouring the… Continue reading How Could I Ask for More?

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

My Father’s Eyes

Recently, as I reminisced about my youth, I recalled when I was introduced to the music of Amy Grant. My beloved mentors, Dara and Susan, shared her music with me; and I played it nonstop.  One song that captured my attention was “Father’s Eyes.”  And how fitting this month to reflect on that song.  Both… Continue reading My Father’s Eyes