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September, 2021

  • 28 September

    Goodness: The Sixth Fruit of the Spirit

    How is the previous fruit of kindness different from goodness? A person who is kind does good things, and a good person does kind deeds. Since Galatians 5:22 lists each separately, I knew there had to be some distinction. In researching these words I learned that kindness is defined by ...

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  • 8 September

    KINDNESS: The Fifth Fruit of the Holy Spirit

    There is a popular saying: “Do random acts of kindness” throughout your day. The vast majority of people are kind. It’s part of human nature and doesn’t, in most cases, require much effort. It can be exhibited through conversations, deeds, giving, and simply being thoughtful of others. The Bible has ...

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  • 7 September

    Trusting And Putting Faith In God During A Storm

    How many of you you have felt defeated, overwhelmed, depressed, or like giving up because of a lost job, home, loved one? Or maybe you’ve experienced divorce, money issues, feeling unloved, or confusion about your life? In that moment you feel like your faith is being shattered, and wondering why ...

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  • 6 September

    No Servant is Unseen

    When our country was embroiled in its fight for independence, there was a small ring of spies who helped bring about victory. The Culper Ring was a real spy story set during the war and it had all the elements: brave, but nervous participants, suspicious minds, work done under cloak ...

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August, 2021

  • 30 August

    Content in God’s Arms

    My great grandmother, Mary Jane, came to America from the southern shore of England when she was a young woman. Of all the little ways of English life she continued to cherish here in America, tea time was a favorite. Throughout her 80 years, she always made time in the ...

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  • 25 August

    The Fourth Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

    Patience, or long-suffering, is the fourth fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. There are, of course, many examples of patience, like waiting in lines, dealing with traffic, interacting with difficult people, or waiting for some situation to be resolved. Indeed, patience really plays out in our relationships. It ...

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  • 23 August

    Consider the Mix

    With summer winding down I always think about my own summer vacations so long ago. One of my happy memories were the days that I would take my mother’s Betty Crocker cookbook that she received as a wedding gift in 1963 and walk the block to my friend’s house. Michelle ...

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  • 20 August

    The Journey To Be Born Again In His Garden   

     In the beginning, the earth was formless and empty, darkness. In the city Jungle, cement skyscrapers rise from the ground, No sunrise or sunset can be seen on the horizon. The sky overhead is shaped by the edge of buildings. My soul was trapped, couldn’t breathe, just like the cement.   Day 1: ...

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  • 16 August

    Word to the Wise

    The bible has a lot to say about our words. Most of it is sobering. If only we could remember what we read before we speak…We’ve all been guilty of saying something at the wrong time, or saying the wrong thing when something different was needed. This is part of ...

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  • 9 August

    Choose Wisdom

    Every class has a clown, that guy or gal who makes all the kids laugh and gets in the most trouble with their teacher. In my seventh-grade class that person was Kenny, and he sure could make us laugh! He struggled in his classes and had been held back a ...

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