A Fruit A Day…Is Being Meek a Weakness?

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength“-Saint Francis de Sales Welcome back! Over the past few weeks, we have studied in detail the virtues of love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.Today, we are going to tackle the virtue of gentleness. Merriam Webster Definition and Synonyms of Gentle Definition: mildnessContinue reading “A Fruit A Day…Is Being Meek a Weakness?”

A Fruit a Day…Being Faithful

Over the past few weeks, we have walked through a selection of virtues from one of my favorites verses. Today, we are going to tackle the virtue of faithfulness. Merriam Webster Definitions and Synonyms of Faithful having or showing true and constant support or loyalty firm in adherence to promises or in observance of dutyContinue reading “A Fruit a Day…Being Faithful”

A Fruit a Day…Demonstrating Goodness

Welcome back to our study on the fruits of the Spirit! So far we have covered love, joy, peace, forbearance and kindness. Today, we are going to take a look at the virtue of goodness. Merriam Webster Definitions and Synonyms of Goodness excellence of morals and behavior character, decency, morality, honesty, integrity, probity, uprightness, virtue,Continue reading “A Fruit a Day…Demonstrating Goodness”

A Fruit a Day…Demonstrating Kindness

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” Quote by Aesop. Today’s study on the fruits of the Spirit looks at the virtue of kindness. Merriam Webster Definitions and Synonyms of Kindness an act of kind assistance  the capacity for feeling for another’s unhappiness or misfortune sympathetic concern for the well-being ofContinue reading “A Fruit a Day…Demonstrating Kindness”

A Fruit a Day…What Does it Mean to be Long-Suffering?

Welcome back to our study on the fruits of the Spirit. We are almost half-way through the study, having already tackled love, joy and peace. Today we get to look at one that I find particularly difficult to achieve in my own life: FORBEARANCE. My thoughts on Forbearance When I think of forbearance, the firstContinue reading “A Fruit a Day…What Does it Mean to be Long-Suffering?”

A Fruit a Day…A Sense of Peace

Welcome back to our study on the fruits of the Spirit. Now that we have tackled the fruits of love and joy, let’s move on to the next one…PEACE! My thoughts on Peace When I think of peace, the first thing that comes to mind is a state of serenity. I imagine a still placeContinue reading “A Fruit a Day…A Sense of Peace”

A Fruit a Day…An Attitude of Joy

Welcome back to our study on the fruits of the Spirit! We started off looking at love and how this can be applied in daily life. Now we are on to the next fruit: JOY! Here is my favorite definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary: a source or cause of delight: What gives you delight? ForContinue reading “A Fruit a Day…An Attitude of Joy”

A Fruit a Day Keeps the Doctor Away…Let’s Start with Love

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. I remember hearing this often when I was growing up.  At the time, it didn’t really convince me to eat more fruits and vegetables but now that I’m older, I have come to appreciate the benefits of eating healthily. This gets me thinking not only about myContinue reading “A Fruit a Day Keeps the Doctor Away…Let’s Start with Love”