Fruit of the Spirit: Taste

DELICIOUS! Who can resist a red, ripe, juicy strawberry?  After just one bite of the perfect blend of sweetness and tartness, the taste buds explode, and beg for another… and ANOTHER!   No human confection (even chocolate) has anything on this gem of the earth! It reminds me of when my daughter was just a toddler … Continue reading Fruit of the Spirit: Taste

Fruit of the Spirit: Fullness

Let's stop and rest in this present attitude.  This exploration of the Spirit in our lives.  This reflection of the movement and the action and the Presence of our Holy God within our human shell. Give yourself a few minutes to read this beautiful Puritan Prayer about Fullness in Christ.  Allow the words to pull … Continue reading Fruit of the Spirit: Fullness

Fruit of the Spirit: A Deep Challenge

“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law.” When I read these words I find myself deeply challenged. Is it possible to have any or all of these fruits? I read each one and ask myself, “do I … Continue reading Fruit of the Spirit: A Deep Challenge

Finding our Fruit of the Spirit

When faced with a yelling, arguing child...I can easily to go into fight or flight. My flesh takes over and all too often, I spew something that is a quick comeback, a biting remark, or a statement that is completely unnecessary and unhelpful. {Fortunately, I do not take on the language of a sailor... -Ahoy Matey, indeed.} … Continue reading Finding our Fruit of the Spirit