Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

There’s More To It

As we will see in a future series, there are many types of gates from ancient times that served a particular purpose. This week, we see that gates can be used more for just its intended purpose. As we connect this concept to our faith, we can discover other connections. My husband is also my… Continue reading There’s More To It

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

Character, Excellence, Faith, Prayer, Purpose

Purpose in the Waiting

There is so much we can learn in times of waiting. Thankfully, we have examples of people in the Bible who waited for what was to come. Abraham waited over 25 years for the long-awaited promised son used to birth the nation of Israel. Joseph was betrayed and sold by his brothers and imprisoned for… Continue reading Purpose in the Waiting

Character, Creativity, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Purpose

Love God … Love Others

Love is ... I love my hubby, my son, my new daughter, my family. I love coffee, tea, and food. I love the mountains. And I love the cutest of God’s animal creatures — kitty cats, of course! It’s great to tell you what I love. But how do I show it? Spending time with… Continue reading Love God … Love Others

Character, Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Prayer, Purpose

Entrusting our Beloved

Our world is going through a time that no one else alive on this earth has ever experienced. We have multiple opportunities to form relationships that can grow deeper with time. It is a season in which we may entrust a loved one or friend into the care of another, and we would expect them… Continue reading Entrusting our Beloved

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

Character, Creativity, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Freedom, Prayer, Purpose

How Do You Worship?

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! It is a joy having you today! For the next several weeks until Easter, we will identify a biblical character from the Easter story and connect them to our life’s pursuit of excellence. Two events leading to the Easter story involves Mary of Bethany. We witness one of the most… Continue reading How Do You Worship?

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Friendship, Prayer, Purpose

The Impactful Moments

Take a moment and think about the people who positively impact you. Even those we knew long ago continue to impact us. Their wisdom, encouragement, and display of extending forgiveness give us strength and hope. Take a moment and think of people in Scripture who impact you. * Joseph’s brothers sold him and considered him… Continue reading The Impactful Moments

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Freedom, Gratitude, Influence, Purpose

For Such A Time As This

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! May you receive encouragement today for such a time as this ... Isn’t it amazing to see how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things for Him? The slave girl who told her master, Naaman, to see the prophet, Elisha, to be healed. Rahab the harlot hid the spies,… Continue reading For Such A Time As This

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Gratitude, Influence, Purpose

What Are We Going to Do Today, Lord?

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Do you look forward to each day with anticipation? What if we began each day with, “What are we going to do today, Lord?” What if we trained our mind to look for Him? His work. His beauty. His reflection. His blessing. His protection. His provision. His presence. A friend… Continue reading What Are We Going to Do Today, Lord?