Sunday, September 18, 2011


There are times in the cycle of my roses that I have to prune them back. While I hate disrupting the growth and the blooms, it is the right thing to do.

 At those times in life when we cannot see beyond our nose we lose sight of what can be.

 Turning it over to the Lord and following the lead of Jesus encourages you to do your own 'pruning'.

We have to let go and walk away from things that we are comfortable with; things that appear to us to be perfect for our life. But truly are they?

We soon realize the jewels that fill our 'crowns in our life" are only of this earth and not of heaven or of God. Taking off the "crown" we realize we are not the important person we thought we were.

Perhaps we are nothing more than those empty colorful  bubbles reflecting the lights and enticements of this world, floating aimlessly until they encounter something solid or tough. Then they burst. Nothing remains.

I am beginning to leave behind many things that use to be 'necessary' to me in life. The slow yet sudden dawning of what is truly important brings a new focus to actions each day.


“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

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