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

When I was a young girl, my grandmother kept a bowl full of plastic fruit on her coffee table. My sister and I would play a game by taking turns selecting a piece of fruit from the bowl until it was empty. I was always glad when I got to...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, thank you for your patience as we strive to practice the fruit of the Spirit. Help us to persevere, even when we fail. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Galatians 5:22-26

Thought for the Day

Which fruit of the Spirit will I practice today?

Prayer Focus

For perseverance


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