Boldness, Creativity, Excellence, Purpose, thanksgiving

Victory Gates

There are gates all over the world with special meaning. Each is carefully designed and built for a significant purpose. And they are reminders of important events for the people. We find gates denoting entrance to a city. We discover gates entering a holy place. We seek gates declaring one’s victory. Today, we focus on… Continue reading Victory Gates

Boldness, Discipline, Excellence, security

Who Do You Trust?

When it comes to entertainment, the world has an incorrect view of cherubim. They are not the cute, chubby baby Cupids. They are actually mighty warriors and guardians. Gatekeepers have an important role as guardians of the gate. To get to the other side, you have to go through the gatekeeper. Who would you consider… Continue reading Who Do You Trust?

Boldness, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Gratitude, Prayer, Purpose, thanksgiving

Entering His Gates

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

Boldness, Character, Excellence, Family, thankfulness

Top Ten

My husband and son occasionally play a game called “Top Ten.” Top Ten books, songs, movies, NFL players, restaurants, best places to hike, best road trips. And let’s not forget the Top Ten songs by Jeremy Camp (my son’s absolute favorite hero). Even though I don't have the creativity to make such a game exciting,… Continue reading Top Ten

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

Boldness, Character, Excellence, Gratitude, thankfulness

Thank You

During our current global crisis, we see those who are normally in the background now brought to the forefront. The providers in healthcare, emergency services, food services, retail, education, transportation, and clergy. In everyday life, they are content with staying behind the scenes. Now their responsibilities and the critical services they provide are clearly visible.… Continue reading Thank You

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

The Impactful Moments

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

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