"I am the Vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5) It is our desire to always abide in JESUS CHRIST, our Lord and Savior, and to bear much fruit...hence "Fruitbearers."
"The fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, and SELF-CONTROL. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Book Review: The One Year Book of Amish Peace by Tricia Goyer
I've always admired the Amish's simple way of living. I'm quite happy to add The One Year Book of Amish Peace to my devotional collection. Are you struggling with busyness? Do you find it hard to slow down and just be still before God? Are you being bombarded with online information, social media, and million other distractions :)? This book will help encourage you to set a slower pace of life and take time to spend with God and to enjoy His blessings each day. Simple joys are truly the best! Simple peace, too :)! Jesus is our Peace and He shows us that we can always find joy and contentment in Him and in the simple things He blesses us with. There are 365 devotions; each is only one page long. Each devotion starts with a Bible verse and ends with a prayer. It helps keep my heart and mind focused on God and His Word. I also enjoy learning more about the Amish, including their customs and their proverbs. Their proverbs are wise and witty. A few of my favorites are "True Thanksgiving is thanks-living," "Patience is a quality most needed when it is exhausted," "There are no degrees of honesty." The author also includes one recipe for each season. I like the one for summer the best :). Want peace? Check this one year devotional out and let it draw you closer to God each and every day!
"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3