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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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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: 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: 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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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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Come Holy Spirit, I think

  A friend shared this beautiful prayer with me, and I want to share it with you. Pray it. Live it. Come Holy Spirit!   Holy Spirit Come to me! Fill me! Inspire me! No, that’s not right Be the … Continue reading

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Pentecost

It’s finally here. The fiftieth day of Easter. Pentecost. It’s interesting to me that Pentecost is not just an event after Easter, but an event of Easter. Like I said fifty days ago, Easter was not the end, it was … Continue reading

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Speaking our Language

  This week, Paul travels to Ephesus, baptizes a group of 12 men in the name of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit shows up much as it did for Pentecost. Each one of the men starts speaking in … Continue reading

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