Category Archives: Faith

Fruits of the Spirit: Peace

News was coming from all sides, and none of it was good. My mother – breast cancer. Father-in-law – inoperable intestinal cancer. Daughter’s boyfriend – cancer. Leukemia finally took my cousin much too early. Yet in the midst of the … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Joy

  This past weekend, our church had over 130 teens receive their Confirmation. I was amazed to see the atmosphere as we prepared to enter the church. It was like Christmas. Everyone was excited, congratulating and hugging each other, admiring … Continue reading

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Charity

We start today with the Fruit of the Spirit that anchors all the others. When we live with charity, or complete life-giving love, we live with God’s love spilling from our hearts. It is beyond physical attraction or love based … Continue reading

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By their fruits they will be known

    Of all the aspects of God, I think the Holy Spirit is one of the hardest to get our minds around. Think about it, God the Father and God the Son have skin on. We can picture a … Continue reading

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Understanding

I have a family member who is not a big fan of religion or even God for that matter. Discussions about faith are always treacherous and any reasonable facts or concepts are not going to get through. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Joy in my Heart

  What brings you joy? Truly brings you joy? Have you thought about that lately? I was thinking about that the other day. I have lots of things that bring me joy – laughing with my children, hiking outside on … Continue reading

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Study Time

I’m am really looking forward to starting up a new Bible study for the fall. It’s such a great way to get into the word of God and build community. I can read on my own, and I can study … Continue reading

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Going incognito?

  I was in the airport last week, and in the course of my travels, I saw two priests, fully dressed in their clerics, and two nuns in full-length brown habits. There was no missing them, and I have to … Continue reading

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What armor are you using?

A couple years ago, I did a study by Priscilla Shirer called The Armor of God. It was a great study, but something about it just rubbed me completely wrong. I would listen to the video and everything about me … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go?

It’s Labor Day and summer is over. I’ll be moving back into my regular schedule of posts, and putting away the Music Mondays and Fun Fridays. Unfortunately, I think that it is none to soon. I think this sex abuse … Continue reading

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