Waltzing Our Way into More Spiritual Fruit

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22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT) We often talk about how the Holy Spirit works in our lives, and when we do it is natural to reflect on the “fruit”…

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The Power of Memorizing Scripture

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Remember when Jesus was fasting in the desert for 40 days and the Devil came to tempt him? You can find this narrative in Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13. In both accounts, Jesus uses the same game plan to counter the Devil’s temptations—Scripture, quoted from memory. And right away you and I could think, “Well,…

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Why Sabbath is Way More Powerful Than a “Day Off”

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Do you ever feel hurried or overwhelmed? I know I have. I remember taking a break from what felt like constant tasks and to-do lists to actually breathe for a moment. There I thought to myself: “I cannot sustain this pace much longer.” That’s when I knew I needed a fresh encounter with God’s gift…

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How is the Pace of Your Life?

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How is the pace of your life? Seriously, how is it? Most of us would answer that with the response “busy”? But is busy the pace we desire? Busy weeks certainly are inevitable but what about the normative week. Do you find every week being busy beyond what you hope for? While the year is…

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