Tag Archives: Galatians 5:22-23

7 Questions to Transform Your Child’s Thinking

7 Questions to Transform Your Child’s Thinking

Have your pre-teens or teens ever gone through a season in life where they grappled with an onslaught of difficult emotions? Because we live in a fallen world, at times, our kids will find themselves unexpectedly dealing with intense emotions like hurt, anger and feelings of betrayal when those closest to them thoughtlessly or even

Fruitful in Christ: Our Need for Depth

Editor’s note: For those of you who haven’t met Brandon Hatmaker yet, you’re in for a treat. He’s the husband of one of our favorite authors and speakers, Jen Hatmaker. Brandon is an author, biker, TV personality, and a huge fan of the underdog. He is founder and CEO of The Legacy Collective, a giving

The Fruit of the Spirit

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. — Galatians 5:22-23 Fruit is the delectable product of that which is created by the inner life of the vine. On the eve of the Crucifixion, the Lord Jesus put it thus: Abide in Me, and I in you.

Created to Become Like Christ

You were created to become like Christ. From the very beginning, God’s plan has been to make you like His Son, Jesus. This is your destiny and the third purpose of your life. God announced this intention at Creation: Then God said, ‘Let Us make human beings in Our image and likeness’. – Genesis 1:26 In all of

Follow Jesus, Follow Joy

Jesus promised His disciples three things — that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble. — F. R. Maltby Jesus wants His followers to experience great joy. I am convinced of this. As late as His Last Supper discourse, He let them know they could find joy in part from their

52 Scriptures Every Kid Should Know

I sat there, feet dangling off the edge of my bed.  My ruffled pajama bottoms hung past my ankles and hovered over the top of my toes. Bedtime was my favorite time with my father.  I was a young girl, maybe 3 or 4, but he made it a practice to have my sister and

There Is So Much to Rejoice About!

Rejoice in Me always. Let your gentleness be evident to all. I am near. Rejoicing in Me can protect you from the temptation to complain. When your circumstances are stressful, it is easy for you to become irritable. But I want you to demonstrate gentleness – not irritability. This is possible to the extent that you find Joy in Me. Since

The Real Meaning of Unconditional Love

There is no condition that causes me to be unloving or disrespectful. In other words, if I am unloving or disrespectful, it is not because of certain circumstances caused by others that make me react unlovingly or disrespectfully. I choose to be harsh, independent of the circumstances. As one parent admitted to me: “We tend to be Christlike when the

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