Linda Ross Shoaf (Mississippi, USA)
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[God] 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 15:2 (NIV)
Every year I had searched beneath prickly briars of my raspberry bushes for ripe berries with no success, and then I read an article about how to increase my yield. The writer pointed out that raspberries produce fruit on new growth. The article explained how to cut away old branches...
God’s pruning helps me produce more fruit for the kingdom.
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