He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

(John 15:2 NIV)


We have a couple of rose bushes in our backyard. The one just outside our lanai door was looking pretty puny several weeks ago. No flowers, no buds, a lot of dead wood.

Wade pruned it…quite a bit. Then he watered and fertilized it…cared for it almost daily…we felt like we could sit there and just about watch it grow.


Each day it was taller, healthier and soon producing buds. Now some of those lovely buds have begun to open.

Just like the rose bush there are seasons in our lives that God sees fit to prune us…and if we seek Him during this process, He can reshape our lives into something better.

Is this a season of pruning from God for you? If so, embrace it…allow God to work in your life.

Blessings, Susan

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