I recently read an article in my hometown paper about a local green thumb who did not heed the advice to prune back her peach trees. She thought, as I do, that her peach tree would be alright if she didn't prune off most of the small, healthy young fruits. Unfortunately, when the peaches ripened, the branch broke under the weight of the all the peaches. This left her tree weakened...pitiful.
|Photo by Linna Roemer|
But, that being said, how good am I to anyone if I am spread thin? Isn't it more powerful to do a few things right than to do a bunch of things half-hearted? As I go about my week, I plan to think about each thing I'm doing & whether it is adding value to my faith, family or personal well-being. If not, then I might have to get out my pruning shears.