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

Creativity, Excellence, Faith, Freedom, Gratitude, Purpose

Colors of the Cross

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Celebrate Easter with me as we imagine what may have been going through the disciples’ minds. Everything seems to be going smoothly. We followed Jesus for three years. We walked with Jesus as He entered Jerusalem on a donkey, and He was praised and honored with palm branches. All was… Continue reading Colors of the Cross

Creativity, Excellence, Gratitude, Purpose, Vision

Look for the Masterpiece

Have you ever noticed the variety of colors combined to form a thing of beauty? A rainbow, a stained glass window, a bouquet, a garden of spring flowers, the mountains in the fall, a sunrise, a sunset, a mixed fruit salad, even a roll of life savers. My mother had a collection of stained glass.… Continue reading Look for the Masterpiece

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, Excellence, Faith, Freedom, Gratitude, Purpose

Changed at the Cross

He had been in the position for years. The brutality. The killing. Over time, it was necessary that he develop a cold, calloused heart. Privately, he relived the nightmare experiences. Witnessing the deaths of criminals of the day—their attitudes, their hatred, their lack of remorse--and some repented, some begged for life, some wept for their… Continue reading Changed at the Cross

Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Gratitude, thankfulness, thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Blessings

The best Thanksgiving memories I have are with family and friends. The abundance of food, laughter, football, and more food. Many take this time of year to remember their blessings of the year. We easily forget the importance of the little things. A scenic drive with a loved one. Time with a friend who needs… Continue reading Thanksgiving Blessings

Boldness, Character, Creativity, Excellence, Family, Friendship, Gratitude, Influence, thankfulness

Simple Gratitude

A simple thank you card. A handwritten note saying, “You’re the Best.” An anonymous gift on someone’s desk. A hot beverage just because. A brief conversation to catch up. Gratitude. We have so much for which we can express thankfulness. Many organizations are focusing on expressing appreciation to their employees with thoughtful acts of kindness.… Continue reading Simple Gratitude