5 Fruit of the Spirit

Jul 31, 2023

7.31.23            Patience, Goodness, Kindness, Faithfulness, Gentleness   This week I want to focus on these five fruit of the Spirit which are all part of the totality of love when we live in love, peace, joy, and humility, the other fruit of the Spirit described by Paul in Galatians 5:22-23. These five qualities that the […]

Genesis 1:26-27

Jul 24, 2023

7.24.23   All people on this earth are made in the image of God. That means several things. First, all men and women and children are created by God, loved by God, and potentially forgiven for all their sins. Secondly, every single person has the potential to turn back to God, to repent and change […]

Living In the Present Moment

Jul 22, 2023

  Too often we need to protect ourselves from what happened to us in the past and prevent it from happening again in the future. We cannot be present to anything, much less to ourselves in the present moment. Last month I was writing about the presence of God. If we are able to be […]


Jul 22, 2023

In Psalm 46:10 the Lord says, “Be still and know that I am God.” In the early days of the church, men and women moved out to the desert to live in this stillness. And later in church history this led to the development of monasteries and convents for those called to live in the […]


Jul 17, 2023

7.17.23   Love, that is, love in a spiritual context, is not just a feeling. It is love in action, in support, in forgiveness, in walking alongside someone, and in so much more. When we decide to follow Jesus, human love needs to grow out of its being about ourselves and who we love or […]

Symptoms of Inner Peace

Jul 10, 2023

7.10.23            Symptoms of Inner Peace   One of the great gifts of the journey of following Jesus is the emergence in us of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) as step by step we give up one issue after another that stands between us and God. The qualities that we most long for, I […]

The Purpose of Our Lives

Jul 03, 2023

7.3.23  The Purpose of Our Lives   God participated in our creation, creating each one of us, and marking us for a purpose in His kingdom which would fulfill us in all that we do. Of course, as we grow up in childhood several other things are implanted in us. First, our self-image is crafted […]