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Jane Olson

Jane Olson

Jane Olson is a college counselor and high school teacher. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Lars and her children Claire and Teddy.
Devotionals

Love

Read: 1 Corinthians 13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (v. 13) Love is the greatest and most costly Christian virtue,

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Hope

Read: Hebrews 6:13-20 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul . . . Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf. (vv. 19-20) On the front lawn of

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Faith

Read: Hebrews 11:1-12:2 Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (12:1) The last three virtues (faith, hope, and love) are called the theological virtues because

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Justice

Read: Romans 12:14-21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (v. 21) There is a great debate in legal and philosophical circles about the nature of justice.

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Fortitude

Read: Hebrews 10:19-39 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. (v. 36) Fortitude is a word

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Temperance

Read: 2 Peter 1:3-11 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with . . . love. (vv. 5-7)

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Prudence

Read: Proverbs 1:1-7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. (v. 7) The first four of the seven virtues (prudence, temperance, fortitude, and

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Pride

Read: Luke 18:9-14 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. (v. 14) According to St. Augustine, pride is the sin that

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Envy

Read: Psalm 73 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. (v. 25) Shakespeare famously described jealousy as “the green-eyed monster.”

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