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
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
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
Christmas. The song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The trees, the decorations, the music, the parties, the excitement on precious little faces, and the presents! For many, the anticipation of the end of the season is more exciting. The season instead brings times of sadness, loneliness, hurt, or painful memories. Or… Continue reading Christmas Lights
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! I am so thankful you joined us! As we meditate on thankfulness, consider Psalm 103. This psalm pretty much says it all for the reasons we are thankful to the Lord. It is a blessed reminder of the many reasons we can be grateful to Him for all He gives… Continue reading Bless the Lord, O My Soul!
Welcome to Connections2Excellence! May you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday! Thanksgiving. It is a time of reflecting and counting undeserved blessings. Here are just a few of the things for which I am truly thankful. T ... turkey, teachers, time, transportation, and tender moments H ... my husband, home, holidays, help, healthcare, hurts,… Continue reading Thankful for …
Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! The translation of this psalm is absolutely beautiful. It is a reminder of why we celebrate the goodness of God each day. He is worthy of our praise. He is the reason we give thanks. Our Faith Connections Challenge: Read this psalm slowly and thoughtfully. Meditate on each verse daily.
Welcome to Connections2Excellence! There is so much for which we can give thanks. This week, I choose thankfulness for my family. Yes, I am extremely blessed more than I deserve when it comes to family. The heritage. The experiences. The memories. This week marks six years of my mother’s passing. She had a gift of… Continue reading Creating Thanksgiving Memories