Fruit of the Spirit Links, etc.

Welcome to the Fruit of the Spirit Creative Arts Retreat in Daily Life.

Each week I will post some links that are relevant to the retreat material.  I will be doing the retreat from September 15-November 17, 2012. The links will stay up for those who are doing the retreat on a different schedule.

Those participating in the retreat are encouraged to post links in the comments below. And you can join the discussion in our Facebook group.

Blessings to you!

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Opening Session



  • The yarn in the back pocket of the stuffed books is quite bulky. You might want to take it out and set it aside. You will not need it until week 7.
  • I decided to use my knotted cord as a bookmark for my retreat book. I tied the end onto the top spiral on the outside of the book.

With Children
There are no suggestions in the book for using this session with children, but after using it with my own children tonight, I have a couple of thoughts:

  • Shorten the scripture reading to Galatians 5:13-14, 22-25 (Trust me on this. You do not want to hear your son read the word “orgies.”)
  • Instead of making a knotted chord, get piece of paper or card stock (about 1/4 of a full sheet should work) and list the nine fruits of the Spirit. Let your child(ren) decorate this paper while you listen to the “Fruit of the Spirit” song.

Week 1: Love

Week 2: Joy

Week 3: Peace

Week 4: Patience

Week 5: Kindness

Week 6: Goodness

Week 7: Faithfulness

Week 8: Gentleness

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