The most forgotten fruit of the spirit: Joy

The most forgotten fruit of the spirit: Joy

Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV) says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance [patience], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” If you’re a Jesus follower (or if you just know some Jesus followers), you’re probably familiar with...
What is being in a hurry going to cost you?

What is being in a hurry going to cost you?

It seems that the world is moving faster and faster. The pandemic forced us to slow down (for some of us, not all) for a little bit, but it seems now that we are in such a rush to return to “normal” that we’ve piled our schedules with even more activities than before....
How the church can start talking about sex

How the church can start talking about sex

Sex is an interesting topic in Christian  communities. Many churches won’t touch the topic outside of talking about how sex should remain within marriage — that’s about as far as many will go.  Folks, people have been around for thousands and thousands of years....
Making friends who are different from you

Making friends who are different from you

People love comfort. We’ll flock to whatever makes us feel comfortable and safe. We’ll seek familiar places, foods, music, movies and people, so we don’t have to take the risk of discomfort with anything new. However, it’s this kind of behavior that leads to more gaps...