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A Most Holy Night

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Merry Christmas to you. May you and your loved ones have a blessed Christmas. Over 400 years of silence. People continued with their routine activities. They cleaned house, prepared meals, taught school, watched sheep. Many felt lost and without hope. Then one night ... There was nothing particularly special about… Continue reading A Most Holy Night

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Christmas Lights

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

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Reward in the Waiting

Patience. It is a fruit of the Spirit we don’t particularly like. Still, it is a characteristic we develop to reflect Christ. There are several examples in Scripture of people who experienced patience. Noah was told to build an ark, yet he waited 100 years for the flood. Moses was used to deliver the children… Continue reading Reward in the Waiting

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The Key to Success

Have you ever been in a situation in which you sought direction for your life? No doubt you may have many times. The questions come. What am I supposed to do with my life? How do I know it is the right path? What if I am wrong? What can I do to find the… Continue reading The Key to Success

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Mountaintop of Hope

Welcome back to Faith Connections Friday! Thank you for sharing a moment with me. What happens after a big event? The wedding, birth, job change, or relocation—it's a mountaintop experience. The excitement of the days leading to the event. Finally, the day arrives, and we experience the first day or the first week. Whew! Then,… Continue reading Mountaintop of Hope

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Easter — Now What?

Welcome back to connections2excellence! I am so glad you joined us today. Thank you! Did you have a wonderful Easter? How did you enjoy the weekend? Many had a holiday from the office. Little ones participated in an Easter egg hunt and found lots of bunnies, chocolate, and jelly beans. Families came together and enjoyed… Continue reading Easter — Now What?

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Our Obedient El Olam

When phrases are repeated in Scripture, it is very important to take notice. For example, several passages in Scripture identify God as the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. These terms teach that He has always been and always will be. This is hard for us to… Continue reading Our Obedient El Olam

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The Light of Life

The Old Testament speaks of the Feast of Lights, which is most commonly known as Hanukkah. It celebrates the miracle of oil supplied for temple service. Interestingly, there are several verses that combine light and life. Could there possibly be a connection? Psalm 119:105 says the “Word is a lamp to my feet and a… Continue reading The Light of Life

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Faith Connection: Hiding Place of Hope

As children, we most likely played Hide and Seek. Finding that secret place and staying as quiet as possible so we could not be found. If we were really good, we drove our playmates crazy for what seemed like hours. When it was your turn to hide, why did you choose a particular place? Was… Continue reading Faith Connection: Hiding Place of Hope