Plump. Juicy. Ripe. Sweet. Dripping.
It's peach season, and South Carolina peaches are delicious!
After we finish the half bushel of peaches we have right now, we will have eaten our way through just over a bushel of peaches this summer! We have been eating them fresh--plain, sliced over granola, pureed in smoothies, as we prefer fresh over canned.
And enjoying a bowlful of peaches and Breyer's natural vanilla ice cream on the sofa with my sweetie in the evening is such a treat!
Fruit is so much better in season than out of season. It reminds me of the this verse,
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth:
and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Words spoken in the right way at the right time (in due season) do much to encourage and strengthen others. Words spoken in the wrong way or at the wrong time (out of season) can discourage or deeply hurt, even if that was not the speaker's intent. I know I often struggle with using tact.
Let's strive to have sweet speech!