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The Ninth Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

Self-control is the last of the fruits of the Spirit, but certainly not least in importance. Some of the other fruits like love, patience, kindness, goodness, and gentleness are contingent on exhibiting self-control to one degree or another. It is of prime importance when it comes to living a godly ...

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God’s Wardrobe For Us

Preparing to show ourselves to the world each morning usually takes some time. We want to look our best before we face the eyes and opinions of others. The 1950’s is a good place in time to look when considering the well-dressed.  Women of the time often cared for their ...

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Trusting God’s Discipline

Most of the parents in the neighborhood where I grew up were disciplinarians. Children were expected to be in their own yard by the time the streetlights came on in the evening. Chores varied by household, but all of us kids had them. Some pulled weeds and helped mow their ...

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Grace…the Power Not To!

“I have no constancy, I wish I could be constant.”       Theodore Roosevelt   Self-restraint was an admirable quality carried by the battle-charging Rough Rider, Theodore Roosevelt. His need for a disciplined routine started early in life as he often struggled to breath through bouts of asthma, turning to ...

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Leave the Excuses Behind

Discipline has changed since my elementary school days over 40 years ago. Outside our principal’s office was a line across the floor where the feet of those sent for a visit with him would line up perfectly…waiting. While almost unheard of today, corporal punishment was administered to some offenders by ...

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