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fruits of the spirit

God Wants Religious Fruits, Not Religious Nuts

Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

On my Facebook feed recently, I saw a church sign that proclaimed, “God wants religious fruits, not religious nuts.” This is so true. The fruits of the Spirit are things such as love, peace, and gentleness. But there are many religious nuts who lead lives of selfishness at best, and lives of dark, deadly hatred at worst. read more

paris terrorist attack, picture of arc de triomphe and Paris at night

Paris Terrorist Attacks: A Prayer

Last night I was dreaming about France, and I was speaking in French. Once in a while, I still dream in French, although this is rare since I studied in France ten years ago. When I woke up and heard the news about the Paris terrorist attack, I understood why I dreamed in French. The Holy Spirit was interceding through me for the country that I still love.

The story is that Muslim terrorists opened fire this morning on the offices of a French satirist newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people were killed, and three others were injured. Here is an ABC News report with more information. read more

Sydney siege

Sydney Siege: Jesus Answers Religious Terror

My Twitter feed this morning lit up with comments about the Sydney siege. I read the news with sadness:

CNN: With two hostages and gunman dead, grim investigation starts in Sydney

A Muslim man (I will not give him the honor of saying his name) held a cafe hostage for many hours, terrorizing innocent Australians who were just enjoying a morning cup of coffee. The terrorist ended up killing two people, young people in their 30s who should have had a long earthly life ahead of them. The man proclaimed himself to be a sheik, a Muslim religious leader. During the siege of the café, he flew a black flag in the window, declaring Allah and Islam as the only true religion. read more