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The Eighth Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

When I think back on the other seven fruits of the Spirit, gentleness includes love, patience, kindness, and goodness. Gentleness, however, has a special significance not given to the other fruits. The Greek meaning is along the line of “sweet reasonableness.” I Peter 3:4 in the NASV says it is ...

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Are You Making the Grade?

Report cards…little pieces of paper that brought trepidation or excitement based on what type of student was receiving one! When we were in elementary school in the 1970’s, grades for the younger students were given as VG (very good), S (satisfactory), or N (needs improvement). Along with reading, mathematics, and ...

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Time To Stop Playing Church

Every Sunday, churches are filled with those who are simply” playing” games with God. They line up in rows to watch the “show”. If it is good enough, they stay and even come back occasionally. However, if it is not entertaining, they will drift off. Stop with the plastic smiles, ...

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When God Brings Forth

Her bedchamber had been a place of rest at the end of a long day’s work, a sanctuary with cool evening breezes fluttering the curtains. Now, the July heat was stifling, the room heavy with the scent of ether. She struggled to release the little soul within her, attempting to ...

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When Heaven is Revealed

She was the daughter of a Civil War soldier. She passed away before she was thirty, leaving three little girls to grow to womanhood without her influence.  Among the faded certificates of her birth, marriage, and death, there were no images of the young woman, nothing to show the color ...

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