Self-Control | Fruit of the Spirit Prayer Season

​Self-control.​ Sigh. It’s a word we’ve been talking about a lot in our home lately, and not just because summer means ice cream season. It’s because self-control (and the lack of self-control) affects every part of us: from our food choices to our word choices, to our media choices, to our relational choices, and everything in between. For some of …

Joy | Fruit of the Spirit Prayer Season

Do you struggle to find joy in the hard places? Perhaps it seems more like a dream to have this deep-rooted happiness that’s unshaken regardless of headlines or circumstances? As I shared last week, it’s been a rough couple of weeks here in the Ciuciu household. I don’t think we’ve quite fully recovered from COVID. And it’s been heartbreaking here …

Kindness | Fruit of the Spirit Prayer Season

From the podcast… “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 NIV Let’s begin by Reciting God’s Goodness, praising Him for who He is and what He has done in our lives…  O Jesus, You were kind and compassionate to all who came to You in need. …