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By Rene' Collins / May 20, 2016

  I have the privilege of working among the staff at my local church. I sent them all an email asking for their personal thoughts on patience. I received an abundance of good information! If I were to share it all, I’d be writing posts on patience for months! Here…

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Patience and Repentance

By Rene' Collins / May 18, 2016

God’s patience…..how in the world does God display such patience? His anger and His wrath toward sin and Satan far supersede anything I could ever wrap my mind around.  There is no way I can accomplish the wrath of God, it is His and His alone.  If God has this…

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Love Is Patient

By Rene' Collins / May 16, 2016

One of my favorite every day situations where patience is a choice is at the railroad tracks. Y’all know what I am talking about. You’re in hurry,  cruising down the road when you see ahead of you a line of cars waiting for a train to pass on by. This…

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Are You Fruit-bearing or a Fruit Cake?

By Rene' Collins / May 13, 2016

On May 1, my Pastor,  Dr. Stephen Anthony, preached a message for our graduating seniors. In his message from Philippians 3:12-17, he gave our seniors 3 tips from the apostle Paul. He told them to prepare to be faithful, prepare to be forgetful and to prepare to be fruitful. All…

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Shalom

By Rene' Collins / May 11, 2016

Shalom. As we continue our series on The Fruit Of The Spirit  today I want to talk about a word that I was not familiar with until a few years ago.  I had heard it before and knew it was a Hebrew greeting but I had no idea of the richness…

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Christ's Peace by Rene' Collins

By Rene' Collins / May 9, 2016

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22 (ESV) This verse should have been featured to help introduce you to our new series on The Fruit of the Spirit. One of our newest…

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I Choose Joy (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By Rene' Collins / May 6, 2016

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13) May I just be transparent with you for a minute?  The topic of joy has been rather difficult for me…

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Pure Joy (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By Rene' Collins / May 4, 2016

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” (James 1:2-3) Really James!?! You want me to consider it pure joy in my trials!?!  This scripture is so often hard for me to get through…

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Joy Is For Today (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By Rene' Collins / May 2, 2016

“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10) Joy, pure joy, comes from having an intimate connection with God.  We always want to connect joy with an emotion.  Why is that?  I think that our society does a terrible job relaying messages to us…

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Know Your Family's Love Languages (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By Rene' Collins / April 29, 2016

“Whoever does not care for his own relatives, especially his own family members, has turned against the faith and is worse than someone who does not believe in God.” (1 Timothy 5:8) It was a chaotic Thursday evening.  I was trying to help with homework, cook dinner, and avoid tripping…

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