We have been learning about growing as branches in God’s vineyard while studying John 15. God wants us to abide in Christ and to abide in love. Part of the process is being pruned so that we might bear even more fruit. I shared in one of the messages that fresh life’s very talented worship leader, Kevin Guido, has a newfound passion for plants. He is really into this bonsai tree that he has on his desk and is stoked about pruning and taking care of it. I don’t think that Northern Montana is necessarily prime bonsai growing territory but I am sure he will figure it out. Either way, whatever we are going through–God is focused on our growth.