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Cheap Fruit

"There are two remarkable things about the vine. There is not a plant of which spirit can be so abundantly distilled as the vine. And there is not a plant that so soon runs into wild wood, that hinders its fruit, and therefore needs the most merciless pruning. I look out of my window on… Continue reading Cheap Fruit

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Pruning is Humbling, Not Humiliating

"and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit..." John 15:2 The pruning knife. A much maligned and misunderstood concept for us believers I think. John 15 was always one of my favorite chapters to read, admittedly I didn't really understand much except that Jesus said He was the vine… Continue reading Pruning is Humbling, Not Humiliating

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Fruit that Remains

Continuing a bit in John 15 because I love it so... "Abide in Me, andI in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me." (v.4) A branch isn't a branch if it isn't abiding. It's a dead stick. The nature… Continue reading Fruit that Remains

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Trees and Branches

I came across a poem the other day that made me laugh. Not in the sense that it was funny, but in the sense that it was so strange it made me chuckle and cringe all at the same time. It was written by a self-proclaimed "spiritualist" and made it's way into the "Christian" (loose… Continue reading Trees and Branches