People of Influence

One feature social media includes is the Influencers, the people others find intriguing—leaders, authors, and industry professionals. When viewing profiles of people I find inspiring, this is an area I review so I could also follow recommended top leaders. We all have people who have influenced us in some way. From childhood to adulthood, people …

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Benefits of Discipline

Self-control is part of the fruit of the Spirit. As we grow spiritually, we develop self-control, or self-discipline. We learn self-control through obedience, perseverance, and dedication. Why is self-control important? We grow in godliness (1 Timothy 4:7-8). We produce the peaceable fruit of righteousness (Hebrews 12:11). We add to our faith virtue, knowledge, self control, …

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Focused Discipline

We practice self-control. We exercise our bodies. We study. We work hard. We give our all to what we love. Self-control, also known as self-discipline, is a focused practice. It is a determined discipline of the mind, body, and spirit—all that we are. Examples of self-control include exercising, detoxing our bodies, and consuming healthy foods …

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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 …

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Responses of Gentleness

A mother’s love. A father’s tenderness. A manager’s soft firmness. A doctor’s compassionate care. A coach’s encouragement. It’s a matter of a gentle response. Gentleness is the same as meekness, which is strength under control. It is knowing when to release your desire to serve another. It is refusing to retaliate when others come against …

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Faithfulness of Cats and Dogs

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! I am so glad you are here! Thank you for being so faithful! Confession time. I love cats. Please don't stop reading--I promise I'm trying to make a point. Yes, I think they are the cutest. They are adorable, independent, and finicky. They fight like little ninja kitties and do their little …

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