Kindness: The Fruit We Need to Taste

  Tell me. What is kindness? And you’re not allowed to use the word “kind” in the definition. That sounds like the kind of trick question your fourth grade teacher used to ask, doesn’t it? That’s because I want to…

Patience: The Gift We Politely Refuse

  Patience? No thank you. But pass me some of that peace, please, and why don’t you top it with a few sprinkles of joy. If the fruit of the Spirit were being served at a dinner party, patience might be the dish with the most…
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But the Fruit of the Spirit is Love

Photo by Emmanuel Phaeton on Unsplash   Love is the first, best, and greatest of the Spirit's fruit. Why? Because Paul puts it first, of course. Also because John tells us twice in his letter that "God is love" (1 John 4:8, 18). John's…
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Free To Bear Fruit (And Give It Away)

Photo by averie woodard on Unsplash   How free do you feel today? Between the 10 month pandemic, the 10+ executive orders from President Biden's first day, and all the other top 10's, I honestly feel more constrained than free. Today…