Author Archives: Karen May

About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician

Fruits of the Spirit: Chastity

Generally this is the least popular Fruit of the Spirit, but in reality it is the most beautiful. This is where we live most fully the value that we have in God’s eyes. We are precious, beautiful creations who are … Continue reading

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Good News!

Last week, all the Catholic dioceses in Texas announced that they will have an independent group review documents and relate the names of all priests credibly accused of abuse from 1950 on. You can read about it here There are … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Self-Control

These last ones are hard, aren’t they? Modesty, self-control? How are we supposed to have any fun? We forget that these fruits are not restrictions but results. These are not things that are demanded of us, they are things that … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Modesty

We hate this word, don’t we? When we think of modesty, most of us picture ugly clothes, dreary hair, and no exposed skin. Or we assume it entails having the personality of a doormat, never taking credit for yourself and … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Faithfulness

Faithful: adj. – 1) loyal, constant, steadfast 2) true to the facts or the original I think we all understand and appreciate the concept of faithfulness. We value our faithful friends who stand by us no matter what. We value … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Generosity

You never really know what you have until it’s gone. Good health? We don’t really think about it until we are sick and just want it back. Stable family? It’s a given unless it’s not. Safe community? We enjoy it, … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Gentleness

There are times that a firm “No,” or even “Absolutely not,” are needed. There are times when a strong push is the only thing that will open a door or move an obstacle. It’s easy to think that a spirit … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Goodness

  “And God saw that it was good.” Seven times it was good. The sun, the seas, the plants, the animals, humankind, everything. All of it was created good, but we seem to lose that somewhere along the way. We … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Kindness

Our world needs kindness now more than ever. I could fill this page with examples of words, actions, movies, blog posts, and emails that are not only unkind, they are filled with hate. They are filled with a disdain for … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Patience

Don’t you hate to waiting? If that website isn’t up in under five seconds, we’re checking our connection. Starbucks takes forever to get our coffee ready – a whole four to eight minutes. The job promotion is taking forever. The … Continue reading

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