Showing Up

Showing Up

Galatians 5:22-23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (NLT) T Being consistent is important. It means we can be...
Carbs and Conflict

Carbs and Conflict

Carbs and conflict, volunteering and vexation, opposition and offense. These are things I try to avoid. Carbs, empty carbs, because I’m trying to maintain a healthy body. I have people who depend on me and grandchildren to enjoy. I can’t do either if I’m not healthy....
Where Do I Start?

Where Do I Start?

Praise brings joy. It’s a form of behavior modification that starts early on. Praise reinforces what we’ve done well. We are praised or praise others’ good behavior, good grades, and good project outcomes. Praise first comes in the form of verbal rewards like “Good...
Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice

Gentleness is truly a quality we can all appreciate in others. I’m not sure I possess it to the extent others would like to see in me. It’s the Holy Spirit’s job to change that perspective by growing that quality in me. John 16:13 says the Spirit shows us what is...
Where Do I Start?

Seek First

Guiding verse for this series on the Fruit of the Spirit is Galatians 5:22-23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these...