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Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

God’s Gentle Grace Paul, in his letters, continually reminded followers that we are heirs of God’s grace, and because of that inheritance, we are to, “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,” (Colossians 3:12) and “to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Understanding and Embracing Joy “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 There are so many facets to love it was difficult to know where to begin; yet, as a Christian, […]

Fruit of the Spirit

 Spirit Living “For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against these things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) The apostle Paul wrote his letter to the church in Galatia in an attempt to strongly remind them that adhering to religious law was a dreadful return […]

Dialogue, not Debate

As Christians, we need to step back and let the Spirit of God work. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? John 14:2 With about 40 major divisions of belief in Christianity (according to Wikipedia), and […]

Feathered Leaves

Dear Heavenly Father, You delight me in the early morning as I stare at barren trees. The dead leaves barely hanging onto wintry, sleeping branches suddenly come alive at the noise of the garbage trucks arriving. Not dead leaves at all, but resting birds, warming themselves in your rising sun, watching the mountain turn from […]

What a Touch Can Do

And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. (Matthew 8:2-3) As a single woman in her 60s, I live a fairly isolated […]

Doing What HE Has Asked

“And he went out not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8 Though I would never put myself in the lofty company of Abraham, I sometimes feel as though he must have felt when God sent him out to travel unfamiliar territory. I still experience discomfort when I have to drive an unfamiliar route. So, […]

You’re all that…but it’s not about you.

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 You are His Our God is a master craftsman. God did not mass-produce us from a creational assembly line. He created each one of us uniquely, lovingly, […]