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An Ability to Marshal & Direct Our Energies Wisely

An Ability to Marshal & Direct Our Energies Wisely

Self-control has always been the spiritual fruit that has intimated me. Somehow it has felt like a court order, a requirement that I could never meet. Then I read about the nine spiritual fruits in the Message and I had a revelation that has changed my approach to self-control, the ninth spiritual fruit found in Galatians 5:22-24. But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an…

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Finding Joy in a Broken World

Finding Joy in a Broken World

How on earth is is possible to find joy in this broken world? No matter where you watch, left or right, you see terrible hard ships and things gone awry, broken hearts and crushed lives. What to do? How to handle all this pain? How can we go on with living when things are so wrong? One way to force joy into life is trying to eliminate things that hurt and then try to lighten the boredom of that numbness…

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Where Does Your Help Come From?

Where Does Your Help Come From?

What is the difference between a Christian and a non-believer? Not much. We breath the same air, we read the same newspapers, we pay the same unbelivable price for gas. The difference is that we know where our help comes from. I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121: 1-2) Indeed, my help does not come from horoscopes, money or…

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