In his letter to the Galatians, Paul wrote about the fruit of the Spirit ~ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). The Fruit of the Spirit graphic was developed in an effort to recognize bloggers whose writings and postings in the blogosphere give us a glimpse of this fruit in their lives.***
When we recognize Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit resides within us. It is the Holy Spirit who produces fruit in our lives ~ but He has also given us the honor and the duty of recognizing the fruit in other believers.
The “rules” are simple. If you see a blog that you feel shows the work of the Holy Spirit in the blogger’s life, you may nominate them for this graphic by sending me an email (simplescrapper AT gmail DOT com). If selected to receive this graphic, the blog owner (writer) will be notified, most likely by email. If that blogger would like to participate, they should respond to the email indicating their desire to display The Fruit of the Spirit graphic on their blog. Instructions for adding the Fruit of the Spirit graphic will then be sent to them. There is also a Fruit of the Spirit Blogroll available if the blogger wishes to display it on their blog. The blogroll may be put into an expandable/collapsable (Flooble) box, so the whole blogroll really only takes up about as much space as the graphic alone. Displaying the blogroll is totally optional, though.
Once the blogger has posted the graphic in their sidebar, a link to their blog will be added to The Fruit of the Spirit Blogroll. Periodically (as often as needed) I will post about the new additions to The Fruit of the Spirit Blogroll. (Hebrews 10:24; 1Thess 5:5-11).
The selected blog owner is encouraged to write a post about The Fruit of the Spirit graphic.
I do ask that you not mess with or change the HTML code embedded in the graphic. It contains a link back to this post, so that once the graphic is posted on your blog others can click on it and find out what The Fruit of the Spirit graphic is about.
I welcome your help in spreading this “blessing” thoughout the blogosphere. If there’s a particular blog you believe reflects the fruit of the Spirit, please send me an email containing a link to that blog. Also, please include a sentence or two regarding your thoughts as to why/how that particular blog reflects the fruit of the Spirit.
Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24
The following blogs make up the Fruit of the Spirit blogroll. Please stop by and leave an encouraging word for them. (This list is fluid and will be added to frequently.)
***This graphic is very much a group effort. I do not personally know everyone on this list. Inclusion in The Fruit of the Spirit graphic blog list does not necessarily mean I agree with the doctrine, political views, or other personal views held by that blogger. I can not vouch for each blogger personally ~ I can only post those blogs which are brought to my attention through nominations and fill the basic premise of The Fruit of the Spirit graphic. ***
Note: There seems to be a misunderstanding about The Fruit of the Spirit graphic and blogroll. There are a lot of blogrolls out there that you can sign up for or add your name to ~ but this one doesn’t quite work that way. The true spirit of this particular blogroll is that you recognize the fruit of the Holy Spirit in someone else’s life and nominate them for this “award”. However, if you would like to have your own blog considered for inclusion in The Fruit of the Spirit blogroll, please send me an email. If your blog fits the basic premise and intent of this blogroll, you will be sent the graphic code.
Please do not steal the graphic from my blog (or anyone else’s) and just put it on your blog. It doesn’t work that way.