Posts tagged how to be a follower of Christ
The Vine

I was looking at my beautiful hydrangeas that I had cut from the bush in my yard. I put a few in a vase on my dining room table. They were thriving and doing wonderfully at first…then, after a while.. they withered.

This is how we are when we become disconnected from the True Vine, which is Christ Jesus.

For a little while, we will appear to be fine. All will appear to be well! Then after a while, the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and self-control begin to wither. And you find yourself out of sorts..on the front seat of the struggle bus..being the leader of the pack on the hot mess express.

If you find yourself seemingly out of sorts, and it just seems like you cannot get it together, I would encourage you to go back to your roots. Go back to the basics. Get connected to the vine.

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The Good Shepherd Part 1: Forget Not All His Benefits

With the holiday season upon us, this is the perfect time to reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of the Good Shepherd.

However, with the BUSYNESS of the season, we often forget about the REAL reason for the entire season.

He is the one who makes it all possible.  He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. 

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