Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of The Spirit: Self Control

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The plane hovered in the air above bright white puffs of clouds. I had begun to get antsy. I wanted to touch down in New York City just to feel something stable beneath me, but I had to wait. We were only one hour into our four hour flight. I peeled through pages of a […] Read more…

Fruit of The Spirit: Gentleness

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“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your right hand upholds me; And Your gentleness makes me great.” Psalm 18:35 I’m writing this from Puerto Rico where the waves are pulling into the sandy seashore. The sun is peaks behind fluffy white clouds and I’m in awe of peaceful some parts […] Read more…

Fruit of The Spirit: Goodness

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We’ve heard it and we’ve said it: “God is good all the time and all the time, God is good”. Indeed, God is good. Mark ten verse eighteen reads, “”Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.” …and He is. The moral excellence possessed by God is complete and […] Read more…

Fruit of The Spirit: Kindness

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“She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” [Proverbs 31:26]   Do you feel like you are kind? A kind person? A woman who speaks and teaches kindness? I asked myself these questions and honestly, I struggled to answer. I don’t know if all of our intentions translate […] Read more…

Fruit of The Spirit: Patience!

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“Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.” –1 Timothy 1:16 – I think we look at patience from the wrong direction. We start thinking about it by way […] Read more…

Fruit of The Spirit: Peace!

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“The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”” [Matthew 8:27] Peace that surpasses all understanding. Peace, not as the world gives, but as He – Jesus – gives. Abounding peace. I believe every season in our lives necessitates a portion of peace distributed […] Read more…

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy!

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What is joy? …it’s beyond happiness and deeper than excitement. Joy is rooted and founded on something larger, more sustainable and infinitely more reliable than our circumstances or ourselves. Spiritual joy is a reflection of God because it is rooted in the belief that the characteristics we know about Him are true and sustainable for […] Read more…

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

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Today, we’re kicking off the latest To Be Praised Ministries series: Fruit of the Spirit! If you’r new to the To Be Praised Bible studies, it is my prayer that you will grow in the Lord and within a network of women who strive to be a godly woman who is praised for her love and […] Read more…