Tuesday, February 28, 2017


The Fruit of the Spirit shows Jesus in me.

I will put others first.

I will be okay with what I have.

I won't be afraid because I trust  in God.

I will wait without complaining.

I will be nice to everyone.

I will do what is right.

I will not quit.

I will care for others.

I will think before I act.

Galatians 5:22-23a
 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control.

I had a wonderful birthday lunch with the family.  My son had to work and couldn't come, there were also two grandsons and one great granddaughter who weren't there.  With a family this size it's very hard to get everyone together at the same time.

Very Blessed

This is my (our) birthday cake from GLOW.  Homemade by Arlene and it was so good.  The reason I say 'our' is because my dear friend of over 40 years, Sandra, also a GLOWer, has a birthday on the 23rd, mine is on the 24th ~ we have shared many birthdays!

It's taking longer for the sun to go down and I've enjoyed some evenings on the porch.  Still waiting for new blooms to appear.  The rose bush is blooming but the hibiscus hasn't come out yet. Even though we've been having spring weather, it's still early for hibiscus to bud.

The fruit of the Spirit is the natural produce of His gracious inward influence, the spontaneous and inevitable result of His uniting us to Jesus Christ.
Philip Graham Ryken

Until Next Time


  1. What a wonderful family gathering!

  2. Happy Birthday again! Families are wonderful and you are so blessed to have all these beautiful people as family! Blessings sweet friend!

  3. Mary, your new header is beautiful. I love all of the spring flowers. So pretty! Happy belated Birthday to you! You are so blessed to have a family that size and only have two or three people not be able to be there. A beautiful family!

    Thank you for doing the fruit of the Spirit. I have never seen it presented quite that way before but it certainly does take God's Word and put it into practical every day living out His character in us. Loved it!

  4. What a wonderful birthday lunch! That cake looks absolutely scrumptious.

  5. It seems you had a wonderful birthday with your wonderful family. You are certainly blessed. The fruit of the Spirit was well put...thank you....have a great day!

  6. What a wonderful birthday celebration! Great presentation of the fruits of the Spirit! It is so pretty and spring like here. Enjoy your porch sitting.

  7. Happy belated birthday, Mary. Such a blessing to be surrounded by family for your celebration. We have rain this evening but we've enjoyed a few late afternoons on the porch. Just today, some of our jonquils opened!

  8. What a big family with the Queen Mother in the center. 💜So glad you had such a great birthday!

  9. What a lovely family! You are truly blessed! Happy birthday and I love the simplicity of the fruit of the Spirit.

  10. Belated birthday wishes, Mary. What a lovely family you have. As Debbie put it...the Queen Mother surrounded by her clan.

  11. A belated Happy Birthday Mary! I enjoyed your Fruit of the Spirit. I will b studying that over the next 5 weeks with a Facebook Bible Journaling Group. It is so cheerful in here! Have a nice week.


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