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The link between worry and the fruits of the spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 (New International Version, ©2010)22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.New Internatio
I find that the main thing that gets in the way of my having these fruits of the spirit are NOT the acts of the flesh which the writer condemns a few verses prior (19-21), but rather the WORRIES of the flesh. 
To wit:Mark 4:19but theworries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.

I don’t know about others, but for me, it is the worries of life that make me tense and cranky, unkind, stingy, short, self-focused, & ultimately unhappy.  It is despair or self-pity that short-circuit my ability to be generous to others in the form of money, possessions, empathy, & mirth.   Additionally, the more I feel I’m suffering and allow myself to give in to despair,  the more likely I …

GOP science skeptics

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This cracks me up.  Even the bible-thumper that said God promised he would never again destroy the earth by water should know that He said, next time, it would be fire.

Derivatives Discussion Disguised as Buffet bashing.

Discussion on Derivatives
Found this interesting in that it makes the distinction between liquid and illiquid derivatives.