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 ...Read More »
Hidden Beneath the Symptoms
It’s our nature to become overly focused on unpleasant symptoms. Relief will drive us to try many things, some of them questionable. But the danger in relieving only the symptoms is that if we fail to look beneath them, we may not deal with the cause in a timely manner. ...Read More »
Does God Get Emotional?
Ah … the rainbow of emotions! We can be green with envy one day, feel red-hot anger the next, or be overcome with the blues when we’re saddened. Sometimes, we may feel greens, reds, and blues in one day’s time! Whether it’s anger that pops up at an inconvenient time, ...Read More »
Having Realistic Expectations for Christmas
Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus, but somehow we have tangled in there other expectations. If we kept the true meaning of Christmas at the center of our minds, we would not have any unrealistic expectations. But, we all do it–create in our minds the “perfect little Christmas.” ...Read More »
Checkup Time For Your Heart, Emotions and Thinking Powers!
Have you considered your heart lately? How about your emotions and your thinking powers? Like a physical checkup with your doctor, it can be tempting to put off a spiritual checkup to see what is going on inside. But just as it can be dangerous to put off a physical ...Read More »