Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! This passage says it all when it comes to character. Here are just a few highlights. - Compassion - Kindness - Humility - Meekness - Patience - Forgiveness - Love - Thankfulness Source: Pinterest.com Our Faith Connections Challenge: Is there one that grabs your attention? Choose one or more, and… Continue reading Practicing Character
Almost every day when I drive home from work, I listen to one of my favorite podcasts. Last week, I heard one that caught my attention. You see, for the last couple of weeks, I’ve sensed a recurring theme. When I hear something once, I may or may not pay much attention. When I hear… Continue reading Examining Character
That’s in the Book?
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Drama. Intrigue. Betrayal. Romance. Friendship. Laughter. Mystery. Passion. Joy. Yes, it’s all there in the Bible. This Holy Book is filled with relatable characters, heartfelt stories, and beloved songs, which bring delight and challenge to its readers. This is God’s story. His story. He is the Master Storyteller communicating in… Continue reading That’s in the Book?
Treasure of Stories
Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Thank you so much for joining! My father, a master storyteller. He entertained nieces and nephews portraying characters and bringing great delight (they still talk about it!). He shared adventurous tales of a young boy named Gregory. Each time he told a story, if he deviated in the slightest, my sister or… Continue reading Treasure of Stories
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Focus words help keep us ... focused. The word redirects our mind when we are distracted. What word would you identify as God’s focus word? Hint: It will never change, and He is never distracted from His focus. The word? Love. And the ultimate expression of love is found in… Continue reading Faith Focus
Word of the Year
Welcome to Connections2Excellence! I hope you are excited for this new year! For several years, many people select words of focus for the year. Some prepare near the end of the previous year to identify their word for the coming year. A focus word may center on a challenge to improve or connect to a… Continue reading Word of the Year
Happy New Year! Welcome to Faith Connections Friday. Thank you for joining us today. Many made resolutions this week to start the new year. The challenge is sticking with each resolution. In Joshua 1, God appointed Joshua to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land. We discover the children of Israel most likely… Continue reading Faith Resolutions
Time of Resolution
Okay, so it’s a new year. Many people choose to make resolutions to help them focus and achieve goals. What are some of your resolutions? Are any of these resolutions brand new and not re-resolutions? Here are some ideas and article links for developing resolutions. Health - eating healthy, weight loss, sleep, physical/mental health Commute… Continue reading Time of Resolution
Being Watchful and Thankful
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Happy New Year 2021! I am so very thankful for your encouragement. It means so much. The year 2020 definitely brought many challenges and blessings. And the year 2021 holds its own challenges and opportunities. This scripture came to mind as an encouragement to not fear the future but to… Continue reading Being Watchful and Thankful
In just a few days, we celebrate the beginning of a New Year. It is time for 2020 to come to an end. (Do I hear a “Hallelujah”?) Traditionally, we evaluate lessons from the past year and make resolutions for the coming year. So many of us reflect on 2020 and wonder how we made… Continue reading Reflections