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February 25, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

By: 
Julia Powers
Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

“I’m good.” “It’s all good.” “Good news!” The word good is our default for anything vaguely positive. But what do we mean when we talk about goodness? 

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February 20, 2015

Ofygft: The Secret to Healthy Dating

By: 
Drew Larson
The secret to healthy dating

I would estimate that a full 90 percent of the 3 percent of the Internet that isn’t illegal movie downloads is dating advice.

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February 18, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Love

By: 
Jessica Fick
Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Eyeing the sugary variety before me, I would survey all the confections in the glass cases. Lush caramels speckled with almonds. Sugar-coated pastel dots of licorice. 

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February 13, 2015

Confessions of an Almost-Married Woman

By: 
Amber Nelson
Singleness and marriage

During my first year in college, my friend Suzanne and I used to sit in her room and encourage ourselves with Paul’s words on singleness (oddly, from the King James): “Art thou free of a husband? Seek not a husband!” 

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February 11, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

By: 
Jen Herrmann
The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

A few years ago, when I was preparing to lead a Bible study on the fruit of the Spirit, I started by going through each one to try to recall what I had learned or read about it before.

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February 05, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

By: 
Lisa Rieck
The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

I wanted to be the nicest person in the world.

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January 29, 2015

How to Be Healthy: From “Should” to “Shalom”

By: 
Adam Jeske
How to be healthy

In fourth grade, I read a book called something like The Junk Food Encyclopedia. And I enjoyed it. I even stopped eating Cheetos (at least for a while).

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January 28, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

By: 
Jessica Fick
The fruit of the Spirit: patience

Years ago I heard a preacher say these words: “Patience is a virtue, and a virtue can’t hurt you.” 

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January 21, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

By: 
Lisa Liou
Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

When I first began leading and sharing in ministry responsibilities, I was full of vision and optimism. 

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January 20, 2015

Can the Fruit of the Spirit Change the World?

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Fruit of the Spirit

We love to recite them (especially to others, in a sing-songy voice).

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