Can Non-believers Do Good Works?

Can Non-believers Do Good Works?

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One of the many conversations sparked by a study of “goodness” as a fruit of the Spirit might have gone something like this: “If goodness is a fruit of the Spirit, then only people with the Spirit, that is believers, can do good works.” “So you are saying that...
Lessons Learned from “Parenting, Round 2”

Lessons Learned from “Parenting, Round 2”

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Nothing strikes fear in our hearts more than the long drive on a family road trip. It’s not the boredom or long hours driving the fear. It’s the click of the seat belts and the start of the drive that turns the girls from well-mannered children to wild...
What kind of KINDNESS?

What kind of KINDNESS?

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Seconds into an internet search on kindness, you will find a dozen or more pictures, clips, and articles related to ‘random acts of kindness’.  You will see videos of people giving more, serving harder, and helping out in ways that are admittedly, out of the norm. ...
Stay – Remain – Rest – Be

Stay – Remain – Rest – Be

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A good while back I decided to post some simple and very peaceful words over our kitchen sink. STAY, REMAIN, REST, BE I would read those words often, having found them “randomly” in our Synonym Finder. Somehow they seemed to express what home needed to be...
Why Grandparents are More Patient than Parents

Why Grandparents are More Patient than Parents

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Talk to any parent about which fruit of the Spirit they need the Holy Spirit to grow most in their lives, and I’ll wager that patience makes the top of the list.  Yet when you ask a grandparent that same question, patience might not be the first fruit of the Spirit...