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The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. - Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

Many years ago I took a plein air landscape painting class using oil paints. I loved the idea of painting landscapes while surrounded by nature, but I was not very good at it. Fortunately, oil paints take a while to dry; so when you mess up you simply wipe the...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, give us wisdom to know that you are always here with your grace to forgive our sins. May we know that we are always welcome in your presence. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Galatians 5:22-26

Thought for the Day

What colors will I use to paint the canvas that God has given me today?

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