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Alertness vs. Unawareness Being aware of that which is taking place around me so that I can have the right responses. Keep awake and watch and pray [constantly], that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. ~Mark 14:38 Definition of alertness:... Continue reading
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Compassion vs. Indifference Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others. If we have all we need and see one of our own people in need, we must have pity on that person, or else we cannot say we love God. ~1 John 3:17 Definition of compassion: Deep... Continue reading
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Self-control vs. self-indulgence Instant obedience to the initial promptings of God’s spirit. And because we belong to Christ Jesus, we have killed our selfish feelings and desires. God’s Spirit has given us life, and so we should follow the Spirit. ~Galatians 5:24-25 Definition of self-control: restraint exercised over one's own... Continue reading
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I enjoyed this simple devotional below from Chuck Swindoll and I hope you do too. Countenance is the look on our face that is an indication of our mood, emotion, or character. It is mentioned several times in the bible. This is an indication to me that we should be... Continue reading
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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ~ John Wooden (image: we heart it) Continue reading
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Together each week, let’s focus on character qualities. You can reconnect here each morning to remind yourself of the particular quality we’re focusing on for the week. Try to apply it to your daily life at home, at work, and wherever else life takes you. Perhaps you can discuss the... Continue reading
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She conducts her conversations with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is ever her concern. -Proverbs 31:26 (image: we heart it) Continue reading
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The Joy of Having Zero Expectations I admire Michelle Duggar. She is a woman among women, a shining example who should be emulated. My respect for her is not in regards to her successfully raising 19 children, but in the way she lives her life. I am inspired by her... Continue reading
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by Betty Miller Proverbs 27:15-16 (CEV) The steady dripping of rain and the nagging of a wife are one and the same. It's easier to catch the wind or hold olive oil in your hand than to stop a nagging wife. - These verses from Proverbs tell us that a... Continue reading
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Today's Fruit of the Spirit is peace. Aww, peace. It's all any of us really want, even if we don't use that word to describe it. Happiness (the pursuit of which, happened to inspire this blog) is essentially peace, in my opinion. However, no one will ever have true peace... Continue reading
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Today's Fruit of the Spirit is kindness. This fruit may seem very straight forward and the simplest of all, but we all know there are some people who it is difficult to show kindness towards. However God expects us to show kindness even to those who are unkind. We set... Continue reading
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Fri-day, Fri-day, Fri-DAY! Today's Fruit of the Spirit is gentleness. It's always so invigorating to spend time with someone who is gentle in thought, word and deed. I pray that we can be more gentle towards others, especially those people who we'd rather avoid all-together. This can be a special... Continue reading
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It's Friday...Hooray! Today's Fruit of the Spirit is Patience. I know so many of us struggle with this fruit...whether it be practicing patience with others, or even with God as you wait for Him to answer your prayers. Below is the definition of patience and Scripture regarding patience. When you... Continue reading
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Happy Friday! If you recall last Friday I listed the 9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit. So today let's focus on self-control. I chose this fruit of the Holy Spirit because in my opinion it's one of the hardest of the 9...for me anyways LOL! Posted below is the definition... Continue reading
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The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you. - 2 Corinthians 13:14 I read this scripture yesterday and found it very exciting, and just so sweet. It's how Paul ended a letter to... Continue reading
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This recipe is so easy, you guys should try it tonight! They smell yummy while they're baking and they taste like little apple pies. This is the perfect treat for fall too, don't you think? Treat yourself, your family, a neighbor, or even co-workers...it will bless their day! I found... Continue reading
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I thought it would be fun to focus on the fruits of the Holy Spirit over the next several Fridays. I’m posting a link below to a sermon that talks about the Holy Spirit and what His role is in your life. It’s very interesting and exciting, and I suggest... Continue reading
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Friends let's read this over and over today. Ask the Holy Spirit to remind you of this scripture, as you face different situations throughout the day. Let's see how much joy this can bring us...not to mention the people who have the pleasure of dealing with us. Our main purpose... Continue reading
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Prayer at Ground Zero Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI Oh God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain. We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and... Continue reading
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I’ll be the first to admit, I find it difficult to consistently pray. It’s somewhat intimidating to me…I mean HELLO, it’s the Creator of the universe we’re talking to here! Pressure anyone? I know that He is a loving and caring God and created me to have a relationship with... Continue reading
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When I went to work today I thought I was all prayed up and ready to battle anything that would inevitably come my way. I was okay for a while…I tried so hard to be aware of the Holy Spirit and asked Him to please convict my heart the moment... Continue reading
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Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. - Proverbs 16:3 (image: we heart it) Continue reading
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I love the reflection of the flowers in the knife. I did not see that when I took this picture! Today I baked a zucchini bread recipe of Paula Deen's from the Food Network website. I just love Paula Deen; I think she is so adorable and fun. I love... Continue reading
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Labor wants also pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister. - Thorstein Veblen Friends, I hope you are enjoying a relaxing Labor Day! It is my prayer that... Continue reading
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Me & my sweet Dad - One of my favorite childhood memories was standing up next to him in the pickup truck (& apparently sometimes falling asleep on his shoulder). My Dad has always been the first person we run to, when life's storms are too much to bear. He... Continue reading