Five Benefits of Venturing Outside Your Comfort Zone

It’s rarely easy doing something that we are not accustomed to. It can make us feel uncomfortable and unsure of ourselves. This week I was reminded that venturing outside our comfort zone is actually good for us. It can increase our confidence and help us achieve things we would never have thought we were capable of. ThisContinue reading “Five Benefits of Venturing Outside Your Comfort Zone”

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…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”

Teaching by Example…Lessons in Servanthood

My children never cease to amaze me in how much they pick up from people around them in word and behavior. Moments like Caleb kissing and hugging his little sister because he has observed us doing this. Or Naomi busily putting away toys as she tries to mimic mummy’s “tidy up” song. Being a motherContinue reading “Teaching by Example…Lessons in Servanthood”

A Classic Case of Thinking Outside the Box

I’ve been on the hunt for a new book to read. From the stack of books on my bedside table, I stumbled upon an intriguing biography on the life of Jesus from the point of view of his beloved disciple John. So far it has been an absorbing read! What I like about it isContinue reading “A Classic Case of Thinking Outside the Box”

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”

Living a Fruitful, Contented Life

I am on to reading my next book and I have to say this book has surprised me and challenged me in ways I never expected. I picked it up at church one day from a stack of books that were being given away to the public. It was published in the 70s and itsContinue reading “Living a Fruitful, Contented Life”