Christmas Never Ends

Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19)

The presents have all been opened. The food has all been devoured. Aunt Melba has gone back to Toledo. The radio stations have stopped playing Christmas music. The after-Christmas sales have started. Soon all the lights will be dimmed, the decorations shoved back into boxes and the trees kicked to the curb.

Christmas is over, or so the world says.

Start the Day Right

Here’s a little prayer based on one of my absolute all-time favorite Bible passages: Galatians 5 …

Good morning, God!

Please walk with me every step of the day and fill me to overflowing with your:

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Self-control

In SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re finishing up our look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Our final featured fruit: SELF-CONTROL.

Right before the Bible lists the fruit of the Spirit, it spells out in graphic detail the “fruit” of our uncontrolled sinful selves: drunkenness, sexual immorality, idolatry, hatred, rage and various other forms of discord, dissension and debauchery.

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Gentleness

In Part 2 of SPIRIT WEEK here on GUWG, where we’re taking a look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: GENTLENESS.

In my natural state, I’m about as un-gentle as they come. Without God at the helm, I tend to crash and bang through life at warp speed, leaving a wake of debris, destruction and devastation behind me.

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Faithfulness

In SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re taking a close look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: FAITHFULNESS.

What exactly is “faith”? Here’s one of my favorite definitions:

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Goodness

It’s SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re continuing our in-depth look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: GOODNESS.

Jesus said it best: “No one is good — except God alone.” (Mark 10:18)

The entire Bible can be seen as a story about the triumph of good (God) over evil (Satan). The question, then, is this: What side are you on?

The fruit you’re producing is strong evidence of where your heart’s really at. Jesus said:

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Kindness

It’s SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re continuing our look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: KINDNESS.

Stop reading this right now and go do something kind. Please.