Today is the day the Lord has made...
I will rejoice and be glad in it.
Even when things aren't going my way,
I need to try to be more patient with the process of life.
"I am the real vine, and my Father is the gardener. He breaks off every branch
in me that does not bear fruit, and he prunes every branch that does bear fruit,
so that it will be clean and bear more fruit."
And sometimes things
just get in the way and I need to continue to just work around it
and not let it eat me to no end and compromise the good days ahead.
So over and onward.
(I know it doesn't happen in one day.
But I will move on to the best of my ability, for my own good).
This past spring I thought my grapes were doomed for sure.
Half of all my buds had been compromised by a garden pest.
A little diligence paid off.
Some careful attention in gardening and fruit spray
has resulted in a wonderful yield by summer's end,
which I honestly didn't think possible.
Always make sure your last application
is well before your harvest
to assist in safe handling.
We were actually able to pull off two large rubber tubs full of fruit, from just two vines.
And so, in reflection of my own post,
I have a lesson to follow.
Good things will come to those who wait.
"I am the vine, and you are the branches. Whoever remains in me,
and I in him, will bear much fruit:
for you can do nothing without me."