Wednesday, June 20, 2012


"Every branch of mine that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit...Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me."  John 15:2,4

Father, thank you for this encouragement today.  Because you know what it tells me?  That I bear fruit for you, and so am worth pruning.  Thank you for pruning me and shaping me in to the topiary of everything you mean me to be.

Today I can pull weeds, and bake bread, and do more laundry, and play with my boys, and call for appointments, and write thank you notes, and organize a library binder, and go to church early this evening to share that beautiful library, and even share a meal with my church family.  Thank you, Father, for all the good things I can put my hands to today.  Amen. 
That was my journal entry this morning.  (Only my fifth entry since Lewis was born almost four months ago!)   The latest thing I am thankful for is that both boys are currently sleeping, and I decided to re-read this morning's thoughts.  Because now all my priorities are fresh on my mind again, so I can go tackle 'em :0)