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Goodness

This is one of the Fruits of the Spirit.  In our dictionaries it is defined as ‘the quality and state of being good.’  I see it as a summary word…things that go into goodness can include…being helpful, selfless, supportive, kind, … Continue reading

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Relationships

Communication…kindness…compassion…courage…commitment…time spent together…love.  There are so many things that can get in the way of this list of characteristics that support a strong relationship.  The world feeds us self-focused ways of living and that is exactly the opposite behavior needed … Continue reading

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God Renews Our Strength

When I read God’s Word different verses and phrases will seem to stick out more than others from time to time.  This is our time to listen…God is speaking to us through the same words His Son spoke so long … Continue reading

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Trust In The Lord

We struggle…we despair…we want things this way or that way…it is not up to us.  We must learn to trust in God the Father our Creator, Jesus Christ, His one and only Son who saved us and the Holy Spirit, … Continue reading

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Accept One Another

In our broken and fallen world, it seems everybody is a judge of someone.  One of the principles of being kind and having compassion is rooted in the fact that we as humans don’t know everything we think we know … Continue reading

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Prayer

Honest…thoughtful…sincere…heartfelt…engaging…communication in relationship that involves talking and listening.  Prayer like this is the kind that nurtures and supports spiritual growth and actual change because its foundation is belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.  It is important to … Continue reading

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He Gives Us Strength

When we feel weak and tired…when frustrations seem overwhelming…when the way forward is difficult or unknown.  God the Father, Jesus Christ His one and only Son and the Holy Spirit lift us up and renew us.  Everything and anything in … Continue reading

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A Christmas List

Often this time of year people of all ages are asked by someone “what do you want for Christmas this year?”  For younger children in large families ‘a list’ of Christmas wishes may be created.  Think for a moment if … Continue reading

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Grace

This has been defined as the unmerited favor and love of God.  It is because of the grace of God we can be saved.  Along our faith journey we will trip, we will stumble and we will get knocked down … Continue reading

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Doing Good

Patience…Persistence…Perseverance…Consistent…Helpful…Supportive…Kind.  It can be difficult to sustain an attitude that focuses on good things.  There is darkness and evil lurking everywhere in the world.  When we state our belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and profess our … Continue reading

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