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a couple months ago i tackled a hydrangea that desperately needed pruning

i made deep cuts

removing dead branches

reshaping spring growth

knowing mid-summer would bring a strong, healthy shrub

beautiful blossoms

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as i work to reclaim the overgrown mess in my yard

slowly, patiently attending each plant

addressing each weed

pruning as i go

 God reminds me that he is working in my heart

slowly, patiently attending each need

addressing each sin

pruning as he goes

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sometimes he prunes deeply

and it hurts

but he prunes with love

each cut for our own good

removing the dead and diseased

shaping us as he goes

reclaiming our hearts

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for he has a plan to make us strong

to bring us closer to him

bearing beautiful blossoms and fruit again

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 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunesso that it will be even more fruitful.” John 15:1-2

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#175 so thankful for such a loving Father

#176  thankful for pruning cuts

# 177 thankful for reclamation

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