Showing posts from November, 2019

Fruits of the Spirit

Have you ever heard of a company called  Misfits Market ? It is a online grocery option for the unfavorable or ugly produce that doesn't meet the expectations of the grocery store. At church today the sermon was focused on the passage of Galatians 5:16-26 and the fruits of the Spirit. I ended up drawing a picture of an apple and thinking about the outside of an apple and the different perspectives on how it might be viewed. Thinking about how my own fruit would be viewed compared to how it really is... Heading into Thanksgiving this week and about to potentially be around lots of people, perhaps challenged emotionally, the pastor asked us to try to be the fruit of the Spirit that we struggle with the most. So....I started breaking down the fruits of the Spirit to figure out what I should focus on.  The fruits of the Spirit are: love joy peace patience kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness self-control While thinking of these I opened the Blue Let

One-Sided Conversation

have you ever been in a one-sided conversation, like nothing you said was heard at all or worse that it was totally misunderstood  have you ever been in a relationship where it felt like it didn't matter if you were really there at all, like you weren't even in the room  I wonder if that is how God feels  maybe it isn't so bad if my words aren't heard  maybe what I have to say isn't all that important  whatever happened to thinking before we speak  and choosing our words carefully  remember that philosophy  have you ever been pushed right past when actively trying to listen,  as if a ghost just walked right through you  sometimes it's like we can't win can't talk listen or stand  I wonder if that's how God feels  have you ever prayed like your life depended on it  and maybe it even did  how did you react when your life didn't end do we say thank you  do we tell a friend  or do we  sim