I recently contemplated quitting something because it wasn't going well.........and found myself sitting on a bench in the garden, staring into space and contemplating that.  I heard a small voice ask, "What Fruit of the Spirit could I use right now?" "The Fruits of the Spirit are Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness …

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Growing up in Maine, I struggled to memorize all the names and capitals of the 50 states.  I used to get especially confused by the Midwest that started west of Pennsylvania.  I called them the "O - I states out in the middle".  When I moved to Ohio, people regularly thought I was from Canada, …

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Peace. Love. Dove.  We were raised on it, sang about it, learned to make the peace sign, pray for peace, demand peace and quiet, ask for just a few moments of peace. I imagine that most of us define peace as absence of war............or maybe we believe peace is quiet............or an absence of conflict.  For …

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