July Shopping + Social Media Sabbatical

July Shopping + Social Media Sabbatical

Hello and Happy July! June has absolutely flown by. I remember sitting down at my parent’s kitchen bar what seems like days ago, patching together summer plans. Now, summer is half-past! It’s madness! This morning, I sat down with my Monk Manual and Sacred...
The Fruit of the Spirit | Self-Control

The Fruit of the Spirit | Self-Control

Overview The last attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is self-control. The Greek word for peace used in the text is enkrateia. It is formed from the adjective enkratês which means “possession, power over something or someone else.”...
The Fruit of the Spirit | Gentleness

The Fruit of the Spirit | Gentleness

Overview The next attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is gentleness. The Greek word for peace used in the text is prautes. It is derived from the Greek root praus which translates as mild. Used in the context of scripture, this adjective turned noun...
The Simple Life According to Hobbits

The Simple Life According to Hobbits

“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.” This quote has entranced me since I first read it. Not in an actual text, as you might expect from a self-proclaimed Tolkien fanatic; but from a pinned blog post on Pinterest. In an online world defining simplicity as...
The Fruit of the Spirit | Faithfulness

The Fruit of the Spirit | Faithfulness

Overview The next attribute of the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 is faithfulness. The Greek word for peace used in the text is pistis. The New Testament typically translates this noun as faith or faithfulness. In Greek mythology, pistis is the personification...