Clarity about the Fruit: Self-Control

Clarity about the Fruit: Self-Control

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 18: Clarity about the Fruit: Self-Control In Give Me an Answer That Satisfies My Heart and My Mind, Cliff Knechtle peppers his book throughout with comic moments of how to apply biblical truths to your life. One has a character,...
Clarity about the Fruit: Gentleness

Clarity about the Fruit: Gentleness

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 17: Clarity about the Fruit: Gentleness I listened as my friend Pete gave counsel to Mark who was desperate about his life. Mark had made some pretty bad decisions and was franticly seeking to turn things around for himself and his...
Clarity About the Fruit: Faithfulness

Clarity About the Fruit: Faithfulness

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 16: Clarity About the Fruit: Faithfulness In the story about Rilla, the youngest daughter of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery brings the reader to a decisive moment that was steeped in tragedy. WW1 is raging and Rilla’s...
Clarity About the Fruit: Goodness

Clarity About the Fruit: Goodness

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 15: Clarity About the Fruit: Goodness The first thing that popped into my mind as I thought about goodness as fruit of the Spirit was the old Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in...
Clarity about the Fruit: Kindness

Clarity about the Fruit: Kindness

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 14: Clarity about the Fruit: Kindness Unless you’re heartless, you undoubtedly enjoy watching videos that showcase acts of kindness. I watched one this week in which a newly employed high schooler bought a friend a pair of much...
Clarity About the Fruit: Patience

Clarity About the Fruit: Patience

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 13: Clarity About the Fruit: Patience Don’t you get weary of people and their problems? Especially when they are the problem? How do you endure the unfathomable things people do? Do you respond by wishing God’s judgment on them? Or...
Clarity About the Fruit: Peace

Clarity About the Fruit: Peace

Keeping in Step with the Spirit Part 12: Clarity about the Fruit: Peace Peace is an elusive quality in the lives of many followers of Jesus. Chaos, disruption, anxiety, and uncertainty seem to be the more common experience. Yet Paul tells us that peace is something...