Category Archives: Marissa Dodgen

Fruit of Life – Self Control || Marissa Dodgen

This morning I was sitting on my swing & I wrote something about how a “miraculous” event wasn’t actually miraculous, but more God providing me with self-control. Something clicked when I wrote that. You see, I have been looking at the Greek meanings & roots of self control & looking up all the Bible verses […]

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Fruit of Life – Gentleness || Marissa Dodgen

As I sat down to research for today’s topic, I realized that somehow we got it on our schedule to post out of order [face palm]. But oh, well. Gentleness is still gentleness even if it is coming after goodness instead of faithfulness. It is what it is, right? Gentleness is another topic that seems […]

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Fruit of Life – Joy || Marissa Dodgen

Joy. It is an odd topic to look into because there isn’t much in Scripture on how to accomplish joy or be joyful. It seems to be based more on when we need joy. But what is joy? If you look up “joy” in the Lexham Bible Dictionary it says joy is “closely related to gladness/happiness, although joy […]

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Fruit of life: but is it fruit or fruits? || Marissa Dodgen

We love the fruits of the spirit don’t we? We love to quote them to each other & hold each other accountable to being a good believer. Those fruits are just awesome & so quoteable & easy to remember. We find them planted firmly toward the back half of Galatians in chapter 5 whenever we need […]

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Our Response to the Cross || Marissa Dodgen

Last week, Keisha took us through the first “response to the cross/resurrection” post by diving a bit deeper into how the disciples, Jesus’ people, responded to the cross. Today, I am going to walk with you through just one small iota of what our response should be. Take a minute first & reread the resurrection […]

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