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Jesus said, “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 (NIV)

Branchy green suckers sprouted from the roots of the crabapple tree in our backyard. They stole nutrition and water that the tree’s buds needed in order to bloom. Other trees in the neighborhood bore pink and white flowers, while my tree struggled just to stay green. Because I wanted my...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us every day to produce fruit for you by recognizing when we need to prune away unfruitful branches in our lives. Amen.

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John 15:1-8

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