Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” - John 15:5 (NRSV)

When my husband and I moved to the countryside, we wanted to plant a vineyard and make small batches of wine. So we consulted a local winemaker who recommended varieties of grapes for our climate; we carefully planted the vineyard; we set out a drip line, constructed support wires, and...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for your bountiful gifts. Help us to see your guiding hand at work in our lives so that we can know that you are the true vine and our source of life. Amen.
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Today's Reading
John 15:1-9

Thought for the Day

I gain perspective when I let go of my plans and look for God.

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