Faith Pruning


Last updated 10/12/2014 at 7:52pm

My sister loved trees and she loved the smell of rain. Trees were a sign of strength and freedom...All plants need pruning-sometimes the 'extra baggage-things we drag along in our lives need to be pruned like tree branches.

I remember how I helped my mother and loved working in the garden with her as a young child. It gave us time together. As we worked, she always told a story. I guess what I didn't realize then, was the way she was teaching me life's lessons, in parables.

All plants need pruning. Sometimes I thought she was wrong when she cut off first blossoms and extra foliage.

"Why do you take off the nicest parts?" I continually asked.

Her answer was always the same: "Because I love them. And I want them to be strong and get firmly rooted." She patiently showed me where to trim so the main stem would no...

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