Christian Home & Family: Why The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Not A Checklist

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If you’ve been in Christian circles for any length of time, you’ve heard a sermon or talk about the fruit of the Spirit. You’ve seen it on plaques in people’s homes, you’ve heard children’s songs about this list of virtues.Galatians 5:22 says – “the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control.” Our human tendency is to take list of character qualities like that and make them into a checkl … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 81: Life Purpose Coaching part 17 – Engaging in Warfare

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[display_podcast] We have an enemy. He is not happy when we are involved in changing lives for the Kingdom of God.   He is hoping we will forget and succumb to him, but we know that “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.”   Satan roams around like a lion “seeking whom he may devour”... notice it says “seeking”… not all of us have our heads in the sand. We have to be on our guard and walking in the presence of Jesus and not allow ourselves to be distracted by the noise of the … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 80: Life Purpose Coaching 16 – Do You Hear His Voice?

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[display_podcast] I was busy watering my flowers and snipping dead heads off of them one evening totally oblivious to anything else around me.  As I was carrying on a conversation in my head, listening to the birds chirping, and very much lost in thought,  suddenly I hear someone say out loud, “Uh huh” and I jumped.  Looking around to see who was joining in my head conversation, there was no one there.  I realized I had said it!!  Was this it, I wondered?  Am I starting to talk to myself now?  Y … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 109: Swimming in a Sea of Tranquility

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[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: In this PODCAST, we will discover together an amazing privilege that is ours, especially given tormented world in which we live. We have been given a unique gift of God’s blessing that Jesus Himself empowers us to bestow on His behalf to others. Just so you know, this is the kind of person I long to be. This blessing and privilege defines a pretty amazing purpose statement for our lives. This is HUG … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 79: Life Purpose Coaching – Jesus Never Leaves Our Journey

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[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: Today, I offer a personal testimony: My last airplane journey was to Montana. I was to fly out of Burbank to Salt Lake City, then on to Montana.   I felt all grown up; big time ministry woman, hitting the skies.   I love traveling alone. I call these trips me and Jesus journeys. So off I went feeling the woman in charge of my own life.   I was shocked at the smallne … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 78: Life Purpose Coaching part 14- Unhappiness Is A Choice

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[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: Six years of coaching has shown me there are some definite characteristics of a chronically unhappy person. It may take a few sessions but invariably it becomes clear to me the areas we need to work on. Mostly as we grow spiritually and mentally we tend to bounce back and forth between happiness and unhappiness in the course of even one day. But there are those who a … [Read more...]


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