Tag Archives: fruit of the spirit

Who Have You Invited?: The Parable of the Dinner Party

Recently I threw a dinner party and love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control all came along. As the last of my invited guests arrived I realized that I had just enough seats for everyone and I … Continue reading

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Ooh Carpetright

So, as we were driving around a roundabout (well you don’t go across them do you!) my daughter shouted from the back, ‘OOH CARPETRIGHT’. She said it with the same kind of enthusiasm that you would expect from an ‘it’s … Continue reading

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Joy is better than happiness

Jesus said that if we obey him, then our joy would overflow (John 15.11). I was thinking about thisĀ and it occurred to me that joy is really different to happiness. To me, happiness is a something that is related to … Continue reading

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The bus pass was at home but the journey was still possible

Recently, someone in my family (who shall remain nameless) went to catch a bus but he had forgotten his (oops, just narrowed it down a bit) bus pass. When I arrived home from dropping him off at the bus stop … Continue reading

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The one about the brother and sister who forgot that they didn’t get on

Disclaimer: Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead (or in my house), may be purely coincidental. Bothers and sisters don’t always get on, especially when there is a largeĀ age gap between them. Imagine a situation where a teenage boy … Continue reading

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