Pruning in your life - 04/07/14

A few weeks ago, I listened to a sermon in church about pruning.  The pastor talked about how doing to your life - what we do to our plants - can help us grow.  I got it.

Well, at work, I've been taking care of a rose plant at my desk.  I do not have a green thumb.  I've never been able to keep a plant alive.  I either under-water or over-water; put the plant in too-much or too-little sun.  It never fails that - I kill a plant.

This little rose plant was thriving.  Until I left it at my desk during a 5 day break from work.  Needless to say, I came back to see all the leaves and buds shriveled and dead.  The stems were still green so I wondered whether I could bring it back.  Remember, I've never had luck taking care of a perfectly healthy plant -  much less tried to successfully bring one back from the brink of death.  But I was determined.

That was 2 weeks ago.  I've attached a picture of my little rose plant today.  Have a great day!


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