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Bearing Fruit

“I am reminded of my need to prune away the things in me that bear no fruit: anger, fears, worries, frustrations that do nothing to help me lead a more God-centered life, but instead trap me in a cycle of winter within my heart and mind that clings stubbornly to me as the winter weather patterns are right now.”

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Speaking to the Soul: Abide in Me

John 15:1-11

On some Sunday mornings I groan under the burden of participating in the prayers of our communal worship.  Rather than actually praying I sigh and shuffle and think of who I need to talk to at coffee hour or worry about what wasn’t in the bulletin.  The minutes creep by.  With irritation I chafe under phrases like “Father Almighty”, which under the best of circumstances are impenetrably alien to me.  And the whole of salvation history sails right by […]

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