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The Fruit of the Spirit – Patience

by Gerald Cory

Patience – “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience…” Gal 5:22 The Hebrews were finally free from Egypt, and they were sitting at the foot of Mount Sinai waiting for Moses to come back down from the mountain (Exodus 32). The people became restless, so Aaron took their gold and created […]

The Fruit of the Spirit – Joy

by Gerald Cory

Joy – “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy…” Gal 5:22 What is Joy? Lots of things and situations can make us happy, but what does it mean to have joy? “Delight, happiness”– can be some of the words defining the meaning of joy. The world cannot give you lasting delight or true […]

The Fruit of the Spirit – Love

by Gerald Cory

Love – “But the fruit of the spirit is love…” Gal 5:22 What is Love? Love can mean many different things! From using the word “love” to describe things you enjoy, to romantic love, to loving your family and friends – love can be a confusing word, with so many different meanings. But what does […]

Living Well | Living Right – Building a Solid Marriage

by Gerald Cory

“Bless your fresh-flowing fountain! Enjoy the wife you married as a young man! Lovely as an angel, beautiful as a rose—don’t ever quit taking delight in her body. Never take her love for granted!”  (Prov 5:18-19 MSG)   A Prayer For Couples Dear God, Please make our relationship a great and holy adventure. May our […]

Living Well | Living Right – Tie the Knot Well

by Gerald Cory

Choosing a life partner is the biggest decision you’ll make outside of choosing to accept Jesus Christ as Savior.  Let me leave you with just a few thoughts on choosing a life partner. Love God –  Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all […]

Living Well | Living Right – Choose Good Friends

by Gerald Cory

“As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.”   1 Samuel 18:1 (ESV) The Story of Jonathan and David comes quickly to mind with this topic. As we see in this verse, God puts people in […]

Living Well | Living Right – Truth or Consequences

by Gerald Cory

In Christ’s body we’re all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you end up lying to yourself” – Ephesians 4: 25 (MSG) Integrity. Honesty. Truth. Are these words descriptive of your character? If you want to have a positive impact on others, they need to be. Your reputation and your […]

Living Well | Living Right – The Disciplined Life

by Gerald Cory

“Refuse discipline and end up homeless; embrace correction and live an honored life.”  (Proverbs 13:18 MSG)  The mere thought of discipline is not very popular today. We are impulsive pleasure seekers, living for the moment, looking for instant gratification without any restraints. Everyone is always looking for the shortcut. We want to lose weight, but […]

Living Well | Living Right – Doing Good

by Gerald Cory

“Your own soul is nourished when you are kind. It is destroyed when you are cruel.” (Proverbs 11:7 LB)  In her “ANYWAY” poem Mother Teresa said, “The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.” I like that; it’s a great reminder. But what does the Bible mean when it tells us […]