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Bless the Lord, O My Soul!

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!

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Thankful for …

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 …

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The Reason We Give Thanks

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.

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Creating Thanksgiving Memories

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

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Thankful for Rest

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Thank you for being here. May you be refreshed today. There is just not enough time in the day! Work. School. Life demands. It never stops. There is no end in sight. Does this sound familiar? Sometimes it seems life is a constant roller coaster. So much to do, so little time.… Continue reading Thankful for Rest

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Blessings in Trials

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday and Happy November! This month we celebrate Thanksgiving and focus on the blessings we receive. Each of us face challenges at some point. The ways we respond to those challenges can strengthen our faith. As one grows in faith in Christ, one has the confidence of knowing He is with… Continue reading Blessings in Trials

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Journal of Thanks

Welcome to Connections2Excellence and Happy November! This month we celebrate Thanksgiving, so we focus on just that—reasons to be thankful. We have so much for which we can be thankful. Yes, there are definitely times we find it difficult to express thanks. A day in which nothing seems to go right. An argument that deeply… Continue reading Journal of Thanks

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Top Ten

My husband and son occasionally play a game called “Top Ten.” Top Ten books, songs, movies, NFL players, restaurants, best places to hike, best road trips. And let’s not forget the Top Ten songs by Jeremy Camp (my son’s absolute favorite hero). Even though I don't have the creativity to make such a game exciting,… Continue reading Top Ten

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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

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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