Category Archives: Fruit of the Spirit

A Steadfast Spirit

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Statistics indicate that between 5% and 10% of Alzheimer’s patients will exhibit aggressive or violent behavior most often in the later stages of … Continue reading

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Humility

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 Since I no longer drive because of the lack of focus brought on by Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, my wife does all … Continue reading

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Do Not Grumble

And do not grumble, as some of them did – and were killed by the destroying angel. 1 Corinthians 10:10 Today’s passage is taken from Paul’s first, rather stern letter to the church in Corinth. This particular passage comes on … Continue reading

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Waiting Patiently

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 While attending college at the University of Louisville on an ROTC scholarship over 40 years ago, I worked part-time at a prestigious French restaurant … Continue reading

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Flowing Fruit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 Our new minister, Pastor Sharon, gave her first sermon this past Sunday which was … Continue reading

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Keep In Step with the Spirit

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 After my diagnosis of Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, one of my greatest fears was that as my mind continued to erode because of the impacts … Continue reading

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Flowing Fruit

We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goad.” Acts 26:14 The consistent character traits of … Continue reading

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Stillness Before the Lord

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalms 46:10–11 This morning starts … Continue reading

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Live and Shine Like Stars

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God, without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word … Continue reading

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Live by the Spirit

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25   Today’s Scripture seems so simple doesn’t it? Since we live by the Spirit then we must keep in step with the Spirit. In other … Continue reading

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