ouch…pruning can hurt

wisteria ladder now bare branches

I spent HOURS with the wisteria yesterday having serious therapy time.

I watched a few youtube videos last fall on how to prune the wisteria. The January trim (different country maybe), I skipped and waited to see what would come from my learning.

I think it needs an April trim.

More blossoms came…but not its full potential AND it immediately became a jungle. I attacked with a new strategy.

Our own lives….lots of pruning…lots of learning. Sometimes we just have to get back to the basics before we can flourish and be ready for the next season. THEN we can show His handiwork in new and amazing ways.

This is my story lately. I’m looking forward to what this personal pruning will bring.

“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 prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” John 15:1-2

A great book by Bruce Wilkinson “Secrets of the Vine – Breaking through to the blessed life”


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