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Wednesday, December 17, 2008


The Joy of the Peach


Here's a riddle for you all: What is the Joy of the Peach?

No it's not the naturally, delicious, sweet taste of biting into a summer peach. It's not even the delight of opening a can of preserved peaches. C'mon guys, my almost five year old figured this one out!!! (Before her mother I might add!)

Ok, it's a tough riddle. Here's the story behind it.

I was rallying myself for the day by singing 'This is the Day That the Lord has Made!' when the riddle spewed out of my three year olds mouth, in the form of a request.

Ksena: “Mom can you sing 'The Joy of the Peach?'”

Me: (slightly annoyed and on my way to the bathroom) “What? 'The Joy of the Peach'?”

Mia: “Oh, Mom she must mean 'The Fruit of the Spirit'”.

Yes indeed Mia, that is what she was requesting! Ksena wanted me to sing 'The Fruit of the Spirit' by Steve Green! I'm not sure I would have figured that one out on my own. I could have used some of those fruits in my heart this morning!
So, take your fill and learn to exercise these tasty fruits:

The Fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULLNESS,GENTLENESS, and SELF-CONTROL.

...Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
Galations 6:22-26

5 comments:

Noordam's Blog said...

Love this post Mel - what a sweet request :)

Taunya said...

thats cute. joy is a fruit, she got it! funny what they pick up and how they interpret it. good thing you have Mia to translate : )
just got your card in the mail. love it!

Belinda said...

I needed to be reminded of the Fruits of the Spirit. Thanks Mel! (@:

Sarah said...

what a great reminder! i too, needed a reminder of the fruits of the spirit.

Mom Van Dyk said...

Mel, you and your little ones are amazing! Thanks be to God who gives us all things and makes us what we are!