There’s peace on my branch. I have the fruit of peace; it came along with joy. I had no reason to feel peace or joy in my life at that time. Things were kind of chaotic. I had just gotten out of a rebound relationship, still mourning the one before when the Creator of the universe was wooing me. I didn’t realize that’s what was happening but as I look back, that was exactly what it was. When I finally surrendered, peace came. Joy and love, like I had never imagined possible, filled my life. These are the top three fruits of the Spirit that I experienced so completely it felt surreal. The others I feel like I experience from time to time. He is pruning my branch. We are working on patience right now, and while gentleness is not one of my natural fruits, it is something I want with all of my heart. To be gentle and kind with perfect self-control. Like I said, my branch needs some pruning; I’m so grateful for my Gardner.