Fruit Of The Spirit: Faithfulness

by Kevin Burton     One who is faithful is “steadfast in affection or allegiance” and “firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty.”    Those are the first two definitions given by Merriam-Webster. Mine is “consistently reliable.”    God is all these things and more. A Christian yielded to the Holy Spirit will …

Fruit Of The Spirit: Goodness And Godliness

by Kevin Burton    The English word “good” is not derived from the word “god” etymologists tell us. But for the sake of defining reality, keep those two words linked.    That which comes from God, or submits and conforms to the word of God is good. All else is not. That’s the message of …

Doctor Runs The Extra Mile To Do Surgery

by Kevin Burton Your favorite news source is going to bring you down chances are, with relentless bad news. So every now and then we celebrate the positive on Page 7. It’s an idea that comes from Philippians 4:8 (KJV) “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just whatsoever …

The Good Shepherd, Present In The Valleys

by Kevin Burton    Christian friend, have you had a visit from the evening wolf?    As light slips into to darkness on a particularly frustrating day, there is an enemy, sensing the time is right to pounce on you in your state of agitation. This is the evening wolf.    I got this concept …

God Works Beyond Our Limitations

by Kevin Burton    The book of Mark records perhaps the most eloquent prayer in all the Bible.  At least it’s the one I can relate to best.    It’s a prayer that speaks to faith, the limits of human faith and the power and sufficiency of the Lord Jesus.    Parents, what would you …

More To Biblical Kindness Than Being Nice

by Kevin Burton    When a person works out, exercising and lifting weights, you will see the evidence of that work in the form of muscle development.     The characteristics of a life yielded to Christ are also evident. The Apostle Paul calls it the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22.23.   We’ve been talking …

Walking Down Memory Lane With God

by Kevin Burton    Remember taping favorite songs and programs from the radio?     In the old days we didn’t have websites where you could look up practically anything. I taped a lot of songs back then.    Later I began taping programs from favorite radio ministries. I still have a handful of those tapes. …

No Separation From God, Thanks To Jesus

by Kevin Burton    One of the wonders my new schoolmates told me about after I got to the Ohio State School for the Blind was a great separator.    It delineated this side from that side, my side from your side.  They called it The Magic Door.    See, I even capitalized it. It …

Pastore: This One Belongs To The Lord

by Kevin Burton On opening day 1979 the great Tom Seaver of the Cincinnati Reds didn’t have it. His early exit led to the major league debut of Frank Pastore. Pastore was born on this day in 1957.  He had an early exit from life, at age 55, and he sort of predicted it on …

Patience Lets God Be God And Work In Us

by Kevin Burton    We sometimes have guest bloggers on Page 7. Maybe this should have been one of those times. Why?    We’re talking patience, not necessarily my strong suit. You could ask my wife about that.    The apostle Paul listed some elements in Galatians 5:22-23. They are evidence of a life being …