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About L. Velez
Lara is a busy mom, homeschooler, and supreme multi-tasker! In her writing, she is shares her heart, struggles, joys, pains, and the many lessons she has learned on her journey-in a relatable way that pulls no punches.
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"O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to You for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for You are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in Your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of Your wings!" - Psalm 61:1-4
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A compilation of all 9 fruits with additional chapters as well. It includes an extensive study guide section at the end of each chapter as well for further study into each subject matter.
If you deal with anger, this is a must read!
Do you struggle with patience? Does suffering seem to be an all too familiar aspect of your existence? If you answered yes to either of these questions--this book may just offer the answers you seek...
It is a fruit I live. Sometimes I feel like life is one long series of events that all lead to some form of suffering. Maybe I am alone in this thought process, however, I suspect that I am not. I hope that this book and my life testimony encourage all who read…
When I set out to do this portion of the Fruit of the Spirit study, I thought I would have a hard time trying to find what goodness would mean as far as fruit in our lives.
However, as usual, God never ceases to amaze me! He showed me so many aspects of goodness and what it means for us, His children. Let me share what was revealed…
I struggle with anger in my life. It is my “Achilles heel” as it were. Through much prayer and study I have come to the realization that I may struggle with it my whole life. However, I also know that I have been given the power to overcome sin (lack of self control) through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ. I have been given the power of the Holy Spirit to help me live a holy life and manifest the Fruit of the Spirit.
Self Control is the key to me overcoming my battle with anger. It is the key to many of our human struggles; overeating, cigarettes, alcohol, poor choices, emotional outburst and all of our “bad habits”.
We have a choice in everything. God did not...
I have been told that I have the fruit of joy welling up inside me. Unfortunately, I do not see it and found this to be my most challenging fruit to write about—so far…Simply because I do not see joy evident in my heart and mind. I want to see it manifested in my life.
When I think of joy, I think of freedom, happiness, laughter and a carefree spirit. I do not see this in my own walk. However, I want to! So, join me on the journey to finding joy…
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. - Galatians 5:22-23
The original Greek word for joy is chara (khar-ah) and is used 59 times in the New Testament. It means: cheerfulness, calm delight, gladness, be exceedingly joyful...
James was one of Jesus’ brothers and was very familiar with His teachings. I am certain there were few who knew our Lord better. I am very excited to share this study with you…
The book of James has been called the “Proverbs of the New Testament”. I would venture to say that it is basically a “guidebook” for the Christian life. It is filled with valuable information that teaches us how to live and conduct ourselves in this world—and with others. It is my favorite book in the New Testament—so far.