Friday, October 15, 2010

{FRIDAY FLOWERS} the vine & life update

{FRIDAY FLOWERS}the vine & a little update on our crazy life
haven't forgotten this space. life is insane over here & has been laying it on us heavy. i ran across these pix (that i LOVE) from the grapevine i planted on my back patio. which for one is fitting because we are studying leaves. for two they reminded me of these verses pointed out to me in the Bible. so timely when we need to endure life but look around for answers & solutions in the wrong places (the world & the people in it).
 *so guilty*

{i am only one person & i cant do it all (stop killing myself trying)}

 John 15:1
I am the true vine, and my Father is the cultivator.

{on the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self control...Galatians 5:22 (our memory verse)}

John 15:2 
Every branch in me not bearing fruit he takes away, and every one bearing fruit he cleans, that it may bear more fruit.

{sometimes i go on freak out & lose focus (& patience...poor family)}

John 15:4
 Remain in union with me, and I in union with you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, in the same way neither can you, unless you remain in union with me

{& turn the wrong direction scrambling for guidance & help} 

I am the vine, you are the branches. He that remains in union with me, and i in union with him, this one bears much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing at all.

 {then come to my senses (prayer!) & recall the strength & comfort of belonging to the vine}

{& realize...DUH! i am not alone when i grab on ever firmer to the vine...(for dear life!)}

so far my life has been SOOO SUPER EASY...BUT everyone has big stuff to go thru at some point...its a fact of life. sometimes we need a reality check & a new perspective to move forward. i'm working on it friends...AND looks like i have a lot of blogging to catch up on!!!

*part of the madness that i can share (& i mean completely life changing madness) is the girls & i are getting ready to leave for a month or so to help out with my Grandmother. which means intensely purging our entire home & sadly rehoming some of our pets (cant take them with us & He works too much & honestly doesn't care to care for them)
*My Gram has become increasingly senile & depressed. she had to be moved to my aunt & uncles & is having trouble adjusting. & my aunt needs a break.the girls & i used to spend a lot of time with my Gram & she has been asking me to come back since we moved (4 years!)


  1. Love you! You are amazing my friend...and so right: those words of greatest wisdom.