Fruit Of The Spirit: Joy In Serving God

by Kevin Burton    The fruit of the Spirit is the outgrowth of a life surrendered to Jesus Christ and in consistent pursuit of His will.      Last month we went to Galatians 5:22-23 to look at that fruit (“Shopping For Fruit With Paul In Galatians,” June 12). We return to our series today to …

Finding Joy In The Everyday Journey

by Kevin Burton    One of my English as a Second Language students once asked me, “Can I say ‘enjoy your joy?’”    She and I both laughed. Peeling apart the quirks of somebody else’s language is great fun and can give you some insights into your own first language.    I wonder though if …

Never Get Your Proverbs From A Cookie

by Kevin Burton    Got two fortune cookies with my latest order from my favorite Chinese restaurant.     The first fortune cookie had no fortune in it. Have you ever in all your life had a fortune cookie without a fortune? I had not. I guess there is a first time for everything.    When …