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The Way of the Spirit



The Way of the Spirit is...

Love, the Spirit's essence;
Joy, the Spirit's song;
Peace, the Spirit's rest;
Longsuffering, the Spirit's patience;
Gentleness, the Spirit's touch;
Goodness, the Spirit's manner;
Faith, the Spirit's attitude;
Meekness, the Spirit's strength;
Temperance, the Spirit's control.

©1981 Michael S. Davis
A Commentary on Galatians 5:22-23
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I am a 57 year oldbi-vocational pastor and insurance agent. I wrote my first poem (Through the Haze of Life) at age 19 during the summer between my Freshman and Sophomore year in college. I wrote another that evening in the moonlight. (A Reflecting Wave) It took me totally by surprise and I kept them to myself as I looked to see if i could find them in the library. I figured I had just remembered it from somewhere. I hadn't. I have written a couple of hundred since then. The majority of them for my wife. She has let me post a few. I have a daughter and 3 step-daughters, and 4 beautiful grandchildren (3 girls and a boy) and one on the way. There are many sources of poetic inspiration in my life. Fortunately for me, most are positive, though I have known my share heartache and there will be poems that reflect that. I look forward to the interaction with others who have discovered the joy of putting the musings of their hearts into words. more…

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