Category Archives: fruit of the Spirit

Bible Belt question: “Where do you go to church?”

I grew up in the part of the United States called the Bible Belt where people in casual conversation would ask: “Where do you go to church?” Like church around the Western World, church attendance in the Bible Belt has been … Continue reading

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Wanted: Tender Hearts & God’s Superstar

Wanted: Tender hearts willing to be led by the Holy Spirit. Contact God to apply. When tender hearts meet & surrender control to God’s Superstar (Jesus) ekklesia begins to take place. Dare to ask God to make your heart tender to the … Continue reading

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Immigration of the heart

Many people choose to live in the kingdom of darkness rather than immigrate to the kingdom of light. (To paraphrase Jesus’ first message: “Immigrate to the kingdom of light!”) I’m a spiritual immigrant who fled the world for a new … Continue reading

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Inner peace doesn’t come with fanfare. It quietly creeps into the soul like an inchworm.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” -Colossians 3:15

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All lifestyles are not equal. (Is yours working?)

All lifestyles are not equal: –America teaches that there are a vast diversity of lifestyles, however, Christianity teaches that there are only two basic lifestyles. We can live our life following and obeying our thoughts, feelings, opinions, and desires. Or … Continue reading

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Is It Nuts To Keep Church In A Shell?

Nuts & church? What do they have in common? A nut in a shell is not very interesting. But take nuts out of their shells and they get real interesting — cashews, pecans, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, peanuts, pistachios, Brazil … Continue reading

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What’s on tap in your kegs?

What’s on tap in your kegs?  2 kegs are on tap in your heart and ready to roll through your life. One keg contains love, joy, & peace — the other keg: anger, misery, & envy. What’ll you have? Should … Continue reading

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