Tag Archives: Self-control

Overcoming Gluttony

I wrote last week about a book my sister-in-law Pam gave me called Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC by Frederick Buechner. It’s a little dictionary of sorts in which Buechner looks at various words from a Christian perspective. As I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Lesson of the Fungus Gnats

I do not keep houseplants at home because they tend not to survive. I think I forget to water them or something. But at work I have several plants that I’ve had for over 7 years and that are thriving. … Continue reading

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Silence in the Face of Accusations

One of my favorite Old Testament prophecies about Jesus is found in Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12, titled “The Suffering and Glory of the Servant.” Within these words about what would happen to Jesus when He was crucified, we find this … Continue reading

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Faithfulness Gentleness Self-Control – A Poem about Fruit

This is the third in a series of poems (actually one long poem spread out over three weeks, or nine small poems crammed into three weeks, depending on how you look at it). This is my Thankful Thursday tribute to … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit

Continuing with the thought from my post yesterday, I want to write about the fruit of the Spirit that is set forth in Galatians. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and … Continue reading

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The Fruit of Self-Control

The irony of how I have put off writing this blog entry is not lost on me. The subject is the fruit of the Spirit of self-control. It was supposed to be yesterday’s entry. I have sat down to write … Continue reading

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