Varied Expressions

Today’s verse speaks of varied expressions. This is the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you. Galatians 5:22-23 says:“But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith … Continue reading Varied Expressions

Constant Interest

The NIV translates the first part of today’s verse to say, “Share with the Lord's people who are in need.” The New Living Translations says, “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them.” The ESV says, “Contribute to the needs of the saints.” Share. Be ready to help. Contribute. This is what … Continue reading Constant Interest

Satisfaction

How much of life is spent searching for satisfaction…for pleasure…contentment…happiness? The Bible tells us to “seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:33 NLT).  Everything you need! We want the results; the struggle is seeking God first.“ That is easier said than … Continue reading Satisfaction

Offended

Everyone gets offended. Lately it seems like it happens at every turn. I am offended. This offends me.I remember when I was younger, I had issues with self-control stemming from my AdHd, and I had difficulty relating to others. I found myself often blurting out things and my words would offend others and resulted in … Continue reading Offended

Observation

As the dogs and I were walking along, I noticed that Marci was walking differently. I picked her up and found something on the bottom of her foot that I quickly removed. Observation – paying attention – requires us to be intentional. It is necessary to be intentional to understand the needs of the people … Continue reading Observation

Belong to Each Other

As Christians, we understand that we are each part of the body of Christ. We understand that the Church is comprised of many parts that each has a special function. The Church is people. Each of us are different. Each of us are part of the body of Christ. We also know that Jesus Christ … Continue reading Belong to Each Other