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    Rhythm of Life


    “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”  John 15:1-2 During our cold winters, Canadians live with a landscape that lies hidden under the snow.   Although it may appear there is no life, deep inside a plant is preserving itself and preparing for spring.  This is also a time for pruning back branches on trees, or grafting new twigs (called scions) into a host tree.  When just the right conditions come along, plants and trees will be ready once more for growth. Even some household plants follow this cycle.  An orchid spends some time in dormancy, a rest period before it can bloom again.  It’s important not to give up on this plant as it drops petals, when its leaves lose lust ... continue reading