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Making Life an Adventure - #5900
If your life has seemed a little claustrophobic lately, unsatisfying, boring, maybe you've been all wrapped up in yourself, maybe with some reason because of what you've been going through. But you're missing the adventure. You're missing the healing power of getting your eyes off yourself and onto who you can help.

Back In the Ring For Another Round - #5772
Do you make a person feel really important when they're with you, or like they're keeping you from something more important? Do you listen for their heart, not just their words? Do you look for what God seems to be doing in their life and then you affirm it to them? Do you look for their strong points and tell them what you see? By the way, this ministry of encouragement is one anyone can have and it may be just what you need to get you out of your own pit of self-focus and self-pity.

"Burning Coals" in the Bible: Proverbs 25:21-22
Kindness can go a long way towards diffusing situations, and in some ways can be the best kind of revenge. This small section of Proverbs talks about how giving your enemy food or water when they're hungry or thirsty is the same as "heaping burning coals" on their head.

Kindness in the Bible: Deuteronomy 22:1-4
There's more to living righteously than just believing the right things. This passage encourages us not to passively sit by in the face of need, but to actively get out there and help those who need it. Whether it's a neighbor who needs a hand or a relief project across the world, we're called to actively work to help others.

Fruit of the Spirit is Love
Is the Character of Love in you? Here is how you can find out. Take a careful look at this character and fruit of love from God’s most precious Word by examining the passages below. Now ask yourself: 1.How do I exhibit Love in my daily life? 2.What can I do to develop a more loving attitude? 3.What blocks love from being expressed in me? 4.How can I make love function better, stronger, and faster, even in times of uncertainty and stress?

Fruit of the Spirit is Self-Control - Welcome to
Self-Control is allowing God to be in control of your will and heart and seeking the Spirit to enable us.

Fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness - Welcome to
Gentleness is the character that will show calmness, personal care, tenderness and the Love of Christ in meeting the needs of others.

Fruit of the Spirit is Faithfulness - Welcome to
Faithfulness is the “gluing” fruit that will preserve our faith and the other characters of the Spirit and identify God's will so we can be dependable and trusting to God and others.

Fruit of the Spirit is Kindness - Welcome to
Kindness is the medium through which Christ’s love becomes tangible through us. It is practicing benevolence and a loving attitude towards others.

Fruit of the Spirit is Patience - Welcome to
Patience is showing tolerance and fortitude toward others, even accepting difficult situations from them, and God, without making demands or conditions.