The Super Fruit of Goodness 

 

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By G.P. Avants

 

Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance.

 

                    Romans 2:4

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Last time we spoke about the term super fruit. These are fruits that are highly nutritious and provide your body with essential food building blocks. Did you know that there are super fruits available for your soul? Our soul needs to be fed for it is the real core of who we are. There is the fruit of the Holy Spirit which enables God’s children to live a life of faith in the world. Each week we will talk about a different fruit or as some feel a different aspect of one fruit with multiple uses.  On a recent car ride my family and I made a list of some of the natural super fruits that feed our natural body and tried to associate one with a spiritual fruit. So, here goes.

 

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We chose a strawberry for the super fruit of goodness. Why not?

How can anyone eat a fat delicious strawberry without a smile breaking out on their face? Strawberries are not only part of the super fruit family, but are a natural tooth cleaner.  So, let it perk up that smile of yours and freshen your breath at the same time. This simple unassuming little fruit is packs a punch when it comes to stresses caused by oxidants. Oxidation means an aging, rusty, decomposition of our bodies. Little sweet strawberries help lessen that stress on our bodies by acting as an antioxidant agent. Like a one two punch they also reduce inflammation, lower your risk for Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. The little seeds call pips are also a great source of fiber and keeping yourself regular.

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So how is the super fruit of goodness even better?

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In a sour place, goodness sweetens like nothing else can. We live in a harsh world that wants to break us down, make us hard, and eat us up from the inside out. Goodness may appear to be small and unassuming, but it has God’s strength emanating from it.  I have heard it said that a little goodness, even a smile, or a simple kind act can let people know they aren’t alone in the world.  God’s goodness is what sent Christ to the cross and purchased something stronger than the cruelties of death. Human goodness might require reciprocal goodness in return. What goodness the Holy Spirit gives does so to those who hate us and actively seek to do us harm. Goodness, like kindness can be brushed aside by some as a sign of weakness. That is so far from the truth. The man or woman who has lasting impact on this world let’s God’s fruit of goodness bloom and flower and create unspoiled fruit that a starving world can eat from in and out of season.

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I hope that deep down enriching super fruit of the soul will help keep goodness alive in you. Don’t discount even a simple glass of water, a hug, or giving a little more time to someone in need. When the Holy Spirit’s goodness is present you can’t help but let that all over smile come shining out.

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Episode #5 The Last Jedi Debate

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Not everyone agrees that The Last Jedi was a great movie. Rudy and John have a discussion about the pros and cons with the new movie. 

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Welcome the A6 to Instagram

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Because Chronolocity Vol I: A Fistful of Chronotons is a time travel romp through history,  it would stand to reason that time travel would experience a few wrinkles in it. Mr. Cross’s plan was to create a better future, by subtly re-teaching key people in history (not always ones we have ever heard of) to overcome issues in their life. However, this reboot of history is creating something new and full of uncertain conditions.  Behind the scenes of the story Levy encounters “H” and “E”. They are two members of a time travel team known only as the A6. They attempt to recruit Levy to be their eyes and ears to try and ascertain what Mr. Cross’s plan is really doing to the fragile time line.

H and E are your eighth and final characters from the Chronolocity series. If you have read the story and would help us get the word out, please post them on your favorite social media site. Thank you again for helping us make history at chronolocityhq.com.

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Thor Ragnarok & The End Times

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In this episode we discussed Thor and his growth as a character. We also looked at the world and the people around him changed as he faced the end times of Ragnarok. 

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The Super Fruit of Faithfulness 

 

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“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep his commandments,”

                          Deuteronomy 7: 9

 

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Have you heard about the term “super fruit”. These are fruits that are highly nutritious and provide your body with essential business kid food blocks. Did you know that there are super fruits available for your soul? Our soul needs to be fed for it is the real core of who we are. There is the fruit of the Holy Spirit which enables God’s children to live a life of faith in the world. Each week we will talk about a different fruit or as some feel a different aspect of one fruit with multiple uses.  On a recent car ride my family and I made a list of some of the natural super fruits that feed our natural body and tried to associate one with a spiritual fruit. So, here goes.

 

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We thought you could compare a banana to faithfulness. Bananas are not only packed with vitamins, potassium, and essential amino acids with the recovery power of electrolytes, but Tryptophane , a natural sleep aid. It is hearty and it has been stated that if you were stuck in a desert island with bananas and water you could survive. That is some pretty good lasting power when you need it the most.

 

How is the super fruit if faithfulness different?

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God’s super fruit of faithfulness ripens when our faith is weak and life wears us down. Jesus is faithful 100%  when life takes more than it gives. God gives a deeper, more substantial staying power for energy, renewal, and rest. You get far more than you bargain for when you peel back the hearty skin as enjoy the sweet contents of faithfulness. What keeps a couple together when the world falls apart around them, when the family is under attack, or when the honest businessman, who is tempted to compromise his values for a buck?

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God builds their faith by not avoiding the issues, but by enduring through each struggle. How about the glue of faithful friendship? Sure, we can attempt to vow to be true and faithful, yet mere human sentiment can melt under adverse conditions.  So it has to be more than a promise. It has to be more than resolve, determination, or teeth-bearing grit. Isn’t it good to know you can draw on a source that is greater than you center muster? When it’s all said and done Jesus can give us that much needed rest through God’s Holy Spirit.

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The next time you eat a banana try this. Peel back the skin, put your finger through the center. It will split in three perfectly equal pieces. It is like seeing the Trinity. When it comes to the real super fruit of the soul you do have the staying power of God the Father, Son, and Spirit’s faithful presence no matter where life might take you.

 

 

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Annie Oakley on Instagram

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In the story Chronolocity: Vol I A Fistful of Chronotons, we are surrounded by famous people from history in their childhood versions. Levy is warned by Mr. Cross that interacting too much with people from history might have gave consequences. However, circumstances change when Levy, Junior, Tom, and Albert realize that they have been side-lined from history. In order to set things right, the time rules have to be bent a bit. This is how Levy discovers that Annie Oakley, his all time crush from history, is right next door. Their friendship begins with communicating via Morse Code with a bathroom wall between them. If all goes right when the boys make their escape they are taking the famous sharp-shooter with them. How will this alter history? Levy isn’s sure, but he is willing to take that chance just to meet Annie face-to-face.

Annie Oakley is the seventh character from the series that you can collect. If you love the novel and can drop this character into your social media, that would help us get the word out. Thanks for making history at chronolocityhq.com.

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The Super Fruit of Gentleness 

 

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Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

                              Philippians 4: 5

 

 

Last time we spoke about the term super fruit. These are fruits that are highly nutritious and provide your body with essential food building blocks. Did you know that there are super fruits available for your soul? Our soul needs to be fed for it is the real core of who we are. There is the fruit of the Holy Spirit which enables God’s children to live a life of faith in the world. Each week we will talk about a different fruit or as some feel a different aspect of one fruit with multiple uses.  On a recent car ride my family and I made a list of some of the natural super fruits that feed our natural body and tried to associate one with a spiritual fruit. So, here goes.

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What natural super fruit was our pick to represent gentleness? Would you believe a fruit that is often overlooked as a one?  With a thick outer hide, yet a soft and enriching body and a tough seed in the center, is the super fruit, avocado. Think about it. Just like gentleness, an avocado contains a taste, texture and quality that has richer properties that truly gives a body what it needs. The oil, the, flesh, finds its way into just about every kind of dish, sliced, blended, cooked, baked, you name it.  What makes this super fruit effective is its versatility.

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How does this translate into the super fruit of gentleness?

 

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Times are changing. Generations before us practiced gentleness as just part of basic human kindness. Where do think the term gentleman came from? If you watch any older films like we have in our home, you can see that men and women showed more of this virtue in their relationships. I am not saying that we have lost how to be gentle to others, but in a harder world people can equate gentleness with weakness. When power and strength supersede being a serving-minded people, we lose a real part of being human.

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When God’s Holy Spirit is at work, gentleness become a source of strength. Even in the face of cruelty and malice a cup of cold water, or a smile can break down the proudest of heart. Gentleness can also fall into the same category as the word meekness. Both have the same deep-centered seed within them. It means strength under control which is in stark contrast to gentle being a weak pushover. People who let gentleness work within them have the Lord as their outer tougher skin. Think of it like tempering. Jesus allows us to endure the realities of life to toughen us up on the outside. He does this, I think for two important reasons. First to protect the softer nature where He can work His love within us. Second so there will still be people of gentleness as the world gets harder and harder. He forms us, much like the avocado spiritually speaking, so we will be that enriching source of God’s grace in the world.

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I hope you will allow the Lord to show you the power and strength of His gentleness. May you find this super fruit deepening your character and enabling you to be effective in whatever situation you find yourself experiencing. People need a little time, understanding, and gentleness because the world’s version of this fruit, looks, black, soft, and squishy.

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How have you experienced God’s super fruit today?

 

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