Free to be Free

This morning I received a text from my oldest daughter who is in college down in Minneapolis. The college has prepared an early warning system to contact students if it looks like the election is going to result in riots. She has her things together as a precaution in case she has to leave the […]

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Praying God’s Will; 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 5

Good morning!  Are you ready for a new week full of new blessings and fresh perspectives? Every week God takes something we learned from the previous chapter and brings it to life for me, in some way or another.  In 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4, we prayed that “God will guide us, that we will live […]

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Growing in the Fruit of Self-Control

Self-control.  It is the last of the nine characteristics of spiritual fruit listed in Galations 5:22 and 23, but it certainly is not the least.  Just like love is listed first and is paramount for a fruitful life, self-control is a necessary component in order to yield to the Holy Spirit’s will as He molds […]

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Growing in the Fruit of Gentleness

When our first son was born, after having 5 girls, it didn’t take long to begin noticing the ways boys and girls are inherently different.  I was amazed by how much bigger his hands were, even as a little baby, and there was a huge difference in strength.  As you can see, big and heavy […]

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Growing in the Fruit of Peace

Several years ago, I read Elizabeth George’s book, “Loving God with all Your Mind.”  It was the first time I had read her work, and I was intrigued with the title.  It wasn’t the easiest read.  I had to take it in small bites, and it took me several months, but it was so worth […]

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