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What to Pray when You Need Patience

“Don’t pray for patience.” Don’t you love how people give you this advice with a chuckle and smirk on their face? Yet we all know where they’re coming from. It seems as soon as we pray for patience we pay for it with a loooooooong wait in the Chick-fil-A line. Can I get a witness? Of course, getting stuck in …

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How to Find Joy When You Can’t

I have a confession. Most of the time, I’m a joyful person, but I have my days. And when those days come, I cannot make myself choose joy. It’s a really popular saying right now. Many would prove it biblical, but it’s not always possible in my experience. I’ve tried. In fact, trying to force myself to be joyful made …

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Starting the Year Right . . . with the Fruit of the Spirit

When the new year rolls around, I’m usually focused on how badly I’ve been eating and how much I need to eat fruit rather than chocolate. At 55 I’ve learned that a diet plan will only last for a week or two–if that long, so I shy away from those pesky resolutions that never work out anyway. This new year, …

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