But I don’t WANT to give it up . . .

It’s the final week of my Lenten fruit of the Spirit feast and I’m wrapping up with a toughie. Self-control. Here are some synonyms: self-discipline, self-restraint, willpower. Let’s see how I’m doing. Bible reading and study–check. Keeping up with my blog–check. Keeping up with my writing–check. Completing tasks at work–check. Walking Thistle twice just about every day evenContinue reading “But I don’t WANT to give it up . . .”

A Mid-Lent Fruit of the Spirit Update

So, if you read my post here, you know that instead of giving something up for Lent this year, I’m adding fruit to my diet. The fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). It works out just right if I focus on each fruit for five days. So far, I’ve tackled love, joy, peace, forbearance andContinue reading “A Mid-Lent Fruit of the Spirit Update”

Lenten Fasting and the Fruit of the Spirit

It’s Ash Wednesday–the first day of Lent and I have a confession. I stink at fasting. Every year I give up something for Lent. Usually it’s food, but not always. My most successful “fast” was the year I gave up my credit card and never looked back. It’s still debit only for me. But thisContinue reading “Lenten Fasting and the Fruit of the Spirit”