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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Is The Push For Intolerance Eliminating Conversations?
Just recently I received a magazine in my school mailbox with the headline titled, “Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom.” Instantly the article’s words began to rub me the wrong way. We exist in a world that lives, eats, and breaths tolerance, but what does it really mean to be tolerant? ...Read More »
Is God Really For Me?
Last week I was casually asked what I was doing for the weekend. I told the man who asked that I was really excited about an upcoming event at church. I was really surprised by the way this man’s face was surprised and quickly responded with, “Well that’s good for ...Read More »
Hello…Do You Hear Me?
I noticed it again today. First it was my son and then my daughter. Each one took their turn focusing their eyes and attention on to me, yet my eyes were glued to the tiny screen resting in my hands. Hello do you hear me? I knew he was there, ...Read More »