The Bulls Lose, Oprah's Last Show And My Fellow Branches

The Bulls lost last night, Oprah's last show is today, and me?  I'm celebrating my 200th article today!

Jesus said to his disciples:
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.
Remain in me, as I remain in you.
Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them and throw them into a fire
and they will be burned.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit and become my disciples." (John 15:1-8 NAB)

I sincerely feel like one of those branches and as I watched the numbers grow on my Facebook page (see a picture of my official "mascots!"), I can also see the fruit that is born of faith.

Thanks to all for your kindness, your encouragement and most of all, YOUR faith.  It bolsters me every day to keep writing.  You all inspire me!
Please visit The Stations of the Cross Through the Eyes of Mary and Battlebeads on Facebook.  Joe's stations and music are a true blessing to our faith and Mary's handmade rosaries are incredibly beautiful.  I have been blessed and encouraged by their Facebook friendship!

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