{Day 88}

I love fruit.  It’s one of the few sweet things that I can eat.  So summertime is yumminess!  The other night I discovered that some of the bushes in our backyard have little plump blueberries all over them.  As I sat there and picked (and ate) the delicious little morsels I was completely delighted.  Then last night as I made rounds with my spoon in the juicy vibrant pink watermelon I felt that same joy.  The simplicity of summer.  Fresh fruit that leaves my taste buds tingling.  Yet all the bright melons and fat berries make me think about another type of fruit.  The fruit of our lives.  “A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.” (Matthew 7:18)   “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.” (Matthew 12:33).  What kind of fruit is my life producing?  This is something that I need to think about more often.  What kind of tree are you?  Looking at your life and seeing where you put your time, energy, and money will help give you a good indication of what you love…and what type of fruit you are bearing.  Grab an apple and go munch on it while you think it over. 😉

Don’t forget to donate to the sweet orphans today since there’s not much time left! Total Raised: 12,619.29!!!!!! 😀

{Photos by: Christa Taylor}

{Sweater lent to me by Amber}

10 Responses to {Day 88}

  1. E. G. Garfield July 27, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    Thanks for the food for thought this morning. What a good way to start my morning devotional time. You are an inspiration 🙂 Love you!

  2. Deborah Koland July 27, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    Good words, Elaini, food for thought.

    • misselaini July 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

      Thank you! The Lord keeps giving me words…so thankful for that!

  3. Hannah July 27, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    That outfit is absolutely gorgeous. It’s so simple, yet it still makes a statement! Also, I love your blog, especially the post! The writing makes me think rather than the typical “luv these boots” 🙂

    Hope you can check out mine!! Comment if you like, follow if you love!

    xo Hannah

    http://patchoftulips.blogspot.com/

    • misselaini July 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

      Thank you Hannah! I am thrilled you like the post and this blog. 🙂 Checked your blog out and you are lovely. Keep up the good work!

  4. Charity Klicka July 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Thank you for this post 🙂 It really was inspiring, first to see your truly caring heart and second, it reminded me again of whats important. Glorifying God. 🙂
    You should advertise your button so that others can put it on their blogs!
    Oh by the way, I made a donation!

    May the LORD bless you and keep you, may His face shine upon you!

    • misselaini July 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

      Aww! Thank you Charity. Yes the most important thing is that God is glorified! I don’t have a button…
      Thank you, thank you, thank you for donating! It makes such a difference.
      May the Lord bless you as well. 🙂

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