• Prayer Posture

    We’re taught to bow our heads, maybe fold our hands. Some hold hands or raise them. Others kneel or sit. But does is one posture better than the other? Is one position valued more to God? We know that the last question was rhetorical, right? In 2 Samuel 7:18, we read that King David sat

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  • Fruit of the Spirit // Self-Control

    Probably the hardest fruit of the Spirit to work on. Probably the one that we truly need the most; the one that can contribute to the ability to use the other fruits too! Maybe that’s why Paul saved it for last. Read: Galatians 5:22-23 Context: See Intro Notes: Webster // ability to control oneself Greek // ἐγκράτεια, enkrateia

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  • Fruit of the Spirit // Gentleness

    Gentleness can be simple when we’re thinking we need to be gentle when holding a baby, helping the injured, or picking a flower. But what about this biblical gentleness that’s more about humility? How easy is that? Read: Galatians 5:22-23 Context: See Intro Notes: Webster // quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered Greek // πραΰτης , prautēs

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  • Fruit of the Spirit // Faithfulness

    Faith. Faithful. Faithfulness. A lot of words to consider meanings. These words can lead to great conversations about how we can trust scripture, God, and each other. Read: Galatians 5:22-23 Context: See Intro Notes: Webster //  quality of being faithful Greek // πίστις, pistis Active meaning of believing & trusting Discuss with Kids : What is faith? complete

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  • Fruit of the Spirit // Goodness

    There are quite a few meanings for the word goodness in the Greek language. This meaning is less shiny and proper and more about the quality of doing what is right. So a little stern and strong in convictions. Read: Galatians 5:22-23 Context: See Intro Notes: Webster // quality of being morally good or virtuous Greek // ἀγαθωσύνη,

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  • Fruit of the Spirit // Patience

    In the circles of motherhood I’m in, patience is a common thing for prayer. Moms need the ability and capacity to handle motherhood. But don’t we all need this ability, motherhood or not? What a world we could live in if we all had more patience. Driving through traffic would be more pleasant. Read: Galatians

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  • Fruit of the Spirit // Peace

    A goal for the world, both believers and nonbelievers, would probably be for peace. That beauty pageant cliche answer about world peace isn’t just a made up thing, it’s something that would be amazing. Wouldn’t it? Since we can’t really make world peace happen, what about peace in our homes? What about peace in our

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  • Fruit of the Spirit // Joy

    The fruit of joy seems easier to describe as happiness. But there are differences between the two. Not an easy to explain difference, especially to kiddos. Joy is a choice and isn’t dependent upon circumstances. You can feel joyful even in sad situations because you choose it! Read: Galatians 5:22-23 Context: See Intro Notes: Webster

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