Judicious Pruning

I am the real vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes to make it even more fruitful. John 15:v2 Roses, clematis and hop vines climb intertwined over the rickety trellis, the flowers cascades downwards in an unruly fashion. Like a mop of unruly hair, these climbers need a regularContinue reading “Judicious Pruning”

Up-rooting and re-planting

Hebrews 12:15: Let no-one become like a bitter plant that grows up and causes many troubles with its poison. Gardening involves decisions. Sometimes ruthless one. There are plants which I have to uproot and discards, as they have grown wild, thorny, and threaten to choke or block the light  the smaller plant. I have replantedContinue reading “Up-rooting and re-planting”

I will call

                                                                             As I walked, I prayed.  This particular morning the subject  under discussion was my daughter. She had recently returned from six months travelling abroad,  was restless, needed to resume her career yet   dreaded returning to her old life in London.  I wished desperately that she could commit .her life to Jesus, experience theContinue reading “I will call”


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