I finally got these great words up on our walls. It was perfect timing really, as a few days after I hung it there was a Kids' Talk at church about how our lives bear fruit which is evidence of the kind of tree (person) we really are.
I always appreciate the graphic (and short) nature of Kids' Talks and this one was so easy to remember and talk about later because Mr B had three of his kids stand up the front with him holding branches cut of real trees... firstly branches off a dead tree, secondly branches off a rose bush, and thirdly branches off a mandarin tree complete with a fruit waiting to be picked. I don't hear many sermons these days, so it is nice to at least carry a bite sized idea home in my mind and heart. Thanks Mr B.
And here's how our fruit is hanging now. It's a good list to breeze through... but a bit uncomfortable around the bit where it gets to "Patience" and then positively squirmish at the "Self Control" end... Thank goodness it's not about being perfect, but being MADE perfect.