A Little Kindness

So, How Important Is A Little Kindness? In a study of 37 cultures around the world, 16,000 subjects were asked about their most desired traits in a mate. For both sexes, the first choice was kindness. Acclaimed psychologists John and Julie Gottman gathered data on successful marriages for decades and found that kindness was essential to a lasting union. But, [...]


When you think about gentleness, what's the first image that pops into your mind?  Probably not Rojo & his friends! Gentleness In the dictionary, “gentleness” is defined as ‘the quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered.’ Many older Bible translations use the word meekness in Galatians 5:23, whereas modern versions translate it gentleness. Matthew Poole’s Commentary explains this quality as [...]


Fruit of the Spirit - Peace The word ‘peace’ appears nearly 429 times in the Bible, which helps us understand it is so important to the faith community. A Strong Desire One of the strongest human desires is for peace.   Whether it be peace between nations, between neighbors, or even within our own minds (Romans 8:6).   If you're a member [...]

Summer Journey #8: Ephesus

Welcome to Journey Milestone #8 Ephesus! Can you believe it?  MissionFiT athletes have traveled the country of Turkey throughout eight weeks of summer.  The last stop in this summer journey is #8:  The City of Ephesus.  Let's look around! In the Bible….  Acts 18:19-21, 24-26 Acts 19:1-20:1 Acts 20: 16-17 1 Corinthians 15:32 1 Corinthians 16:8 Ephesians 1 Timothy 1:3 [...]

Gracious Goodness!

Isn't that saying "goodness gracious?"  Maybe you're wondering if, all these years, you've actually had that saying backwards.  The "Goodness" we speak of today is Biblical goodness, like that described as a 'fruit of the spirit'.  Let's take a look at Gracious Goodness! God calls us to be filled with goodness from the inside out, being holy in what we [...]


Great Is My Faithfulness? Recall the old hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness".  It speaks to how God is always there for us, in so many different ways.  Read Lamentations 3.  In verses 19-26, Jeremiah speaks to God's faithfulness in his situation, which if you noticed, was pretty bleak.    Even though Jeremiah's message to God's people was one of wrath [...]

“March” Toward Patience

The fourth fruit of the Spirit is patience. The word ‘patience’ is mentioned in Scripture nearly 70 times. But, really, who has time for patience? All of us have been told at some point in our lives to "just be patient". In our age of instant gratification, nobody enjoys patiently waiting.  Let's begin to "March" Toward Patience For most people, [...]


WHAT IS LOVE? The greatest gift from God!  The Bible tells us that love is patient, kind, and gentle which are more fruits of the Spirit!  We can love because God first loved us! Without God’s great love for us, we wouldn’t even know how to love! Love is probably the most well-known fruit of the Spirit, but it also [...]

Spiritual Self-Control

In 2022, MissionFiT will help athletes explore the spiritual aspects of their lives by encouraging individual study and in-class group discussion beginning with the "Fruits of the Spirit".  So, the first "fruit" to consider is Spiritual Self-Control Self-control is pretty important in every day life.  For instance, fire is necessary.  Fire under control has many uses in our homes and [...]

Your Health Matters

In conjunction with his message series "Winning Habits", Pastor Brian Duley of Nikeo Church, Charlotte, NC, sat down with MissionFiT Founder Kelsey Elmore.    Their discussion centered around why... Your Health Matters There are a few reasons why your health matters.  The first and most obvious is that you should care about your own health.  Think about it..  You care [...]