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Ginny Kubitz Moyer is the author of "Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood." She loves tea and hugs from her sons.

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  1. This is beautiful! I think so many of us look at that verse and think, “Ugh! I don’t display ANY of these qualities! I’m such a failure!” Someone told me once that I needed to stop “striving” and remember that the verse says these are the fruit of the SPIRIT, not the fruit of SHARON. The Spirit is everywhere, hovering over us, and His fruit can be found everywhere, even within us, because He lives in us….not because of who we are on our own.

  2. “When I pause to look for the evidence of God’s presence in my life, I never come up empty.” Such truth. Thanks for the encouragement to be intentional with the time we’ve been gifted, Ginny.

  3. This was a wonderful reminder..! I love this needlepoint!!! So awesome : )
    Our pastor talked about the fruits of the spirit a few weeks back and made the comparison to real fruit– it grows from a seed… you don’t just *poof* have an apple or a grape–it’s got to mature. So if we have just a seed of patience or love or whatever, it’s ok. Fruits take time to grow! Just like all these things take time to grow in us– it is easy to feel failure in the face of this verse, but once I started to look at it in that light, it made a difference for sure.

    • Thanks for sharing that insight, Heather. So many great things grow slowly. Parenthood reminds me of that daily! And didn’t my aunt do a great job with that needlepoint?

  4. Ginny,

    What a great perspective. It is not the “Fruit of Beth” but of the spirit. We must let the spirit work in us to produce those fruits. It can be hard at times to let those fruits shine through, but with God ALL is possible!

    Blessings 🙂

  5. I just subscribed to your posts a couple of days ago and I just love reading all your posts. I would always e-mail some of these posts to my daughter also so she could enjoy and she too loves them. She asked me to send her the information so that she could subscribe also. Thank you for all your beautiful posts!!!