• Blogs,  Dave Lenehan's Weekly Thoughts

    God’s Pruning and Appointing

    When we first moved into our home here in Lynchburg, the bushes at the front of the house were a mess. They were overgrown, too tall, too wide and looked like they hadn’t been cared for in a long time.  My first thought was to just chop them all down and start over, but that wasn’t very smart and would have been very expensive.  Instead, over the past three years, I’ve gradually trimmed them, cut them back and broken off all of the dead branches that were tangled up in the middle of those bushes.  Now, three years later, they are starting to look less like a forest and more…

  • Blogs,  Dave Lenehan's Weekly Thoughts

    God’s Pruning and Appointing

    Yes, God’s pruning is usually painful. It often involves us giving up something that we’ve held onto dearly for too long.  What He trims out of us – bad habits, bad decisions, poor relationships – opens us up to then be more fruitful for Him.