What Fruit Do You Bear?

I have had several non-Christian friends ask the question, “Why should I go to church and make friends when the friends I have treat me better than the Christians?” That was a question that broke my heart and I had no idea ow to answer, but to tell them about my best friend, Jesus Christ. As Christians we are held […]

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Showing Kindness and Thankfulness

As a performer, who has appeared at numerous nursing home facilities, I know how important it is to hear thank you. I make every effort to write a thank you note to those that help us with various events and to take use small tokens to show my thanks. Besides, as I write the thank you note this is a […]

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Love Your Enemies

We all long to be loved and get along with everyone we coming into contact with. Mother Theresa said, “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” Loving those we are friends with is easy, but the hard part is loving those that are not nice to us. Even Jesus understood that He […]

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Joy in the Fruit of the Spirit

The opposite of depression is joy. We live in a world that says it should be all about “me, me, me.”  However, true joy comes from caring for others and putting them first. Joy is the second fruit of the spirit listed. True joy can only be obtained with God’s help.  This is the joy that is the deep, everlasting […]

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The Fruit of the Spirit

“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. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:22-25 Have there been times […]

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Exuding Hospitality

Are you hospitable?

Over the weekend I spent time with my cousin. At first sight we seem like an odd pair. After all she’s the same age as my grandmother. However, we’ve been good friends for over a decade. My cousin Hazel has the gift of hospitality. She instantly makes you feel comfortable in her presence. When you enter her home you know […]

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Laughter is Good for the Soul

The other day I asked my grandmother how she slept. “On the bed,” she answered. I couldn’t help but laugh. That was not the answer I expected. She has a way of coming up with answers I would never anticipate, and it makes me laugh. It’s a reminder that laughter is good for our overall well being. I was amazed […]

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