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Jesus Is The Vine

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.  Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

-John 15:1-8 NKJV

Recently we came upon this portion of scripture in the 30 day My New Life Scripture Writing Plan. That caused me to remember an old post I’d written. So I took it out and dusted it off because I think we might need a reminder today. Or maybe just I do 🙂


So much in this portion of scripture to study and apply to our lives!

Jesus is speaking to us as much today as He was when He said those words to the disciples.

If, and only if, we are truly abiding in the Vine will there be fruit. Notice we do not make the fruit but we are bearing the fruit. As branches, we are displaying or holding the fruit. Picture anything that has the purpose of displaying something else. When you look at a vine full of fruit you will notice the fruit, not the branch that is holding the fruit.

Keeping this in mind should help us be quick to give all glory to God.

Let’s live each day seeking to bring attention to Jesus, not ourselves!

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Are you interested in studying more about vines, branches and fruit? I suggest you get a copy of Beth Moore’s book Chasing Vines. I happened to read it just as the Pandemic started and it was so very timely. The book has a major focus on how we are to thrive even though the circumstances are difficult, details about pruning, and so much more. I did not read it for review but am suggesting it because it’s a good choice for delving deeper into the subject.


Jesus is the One and Only Vine

May we be found abiding in Him!

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September Scripture Writing – Week 2

If you are participating in the September Scripture Writing Plan, you know that the main scripture focus this week is in Romans. I hope you are able to take the time to meditate on these verses as you go through your day. All the scriptures in this plan are about the new life of the believer = YOU!


There are so many great verses for scripture memory in the My New Life Plan! I have always struggled with memorizing scripture. How about you?

The advice given for scripture memory is usually

  • Read it
  • Write it
  • Repeat
  • Memorize it
  • Review

Scripture Writing is definitely a help for memorizing scripture!

Do you have any tips for memorizing Bible verses? Please share!

Also are you interested in printable scripture cards? Let me know. Especially if you would like to request a certain verse. I am creating a few that will be available very soon.

Share your thoughts on scripture memory, the September Scripture Writing Plan, or both in the comments below. Or join the conversation on Facebook.


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September Scripture Writing Plan

The September Scripture Writing Plan starts in a few days. You can download your free printable now. The theme for the month is My New Life. The Bible verses you will be reading are all about the new life of the believer- that’s YOU!

There is a portion of scripture selected for each of the 30 days of September. As always please take the time to read the surrounding verses or entire chapter to understand the verses in context. So many of the verses in this plan are excellent for scripture memory.

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If you have never tried the practice of scripture writing, this is the perfect time to start. Reading the scripture for the day and then writing it is a very rewarding practice. It helps you to slow down and focus on a single verse or small portion of scripture. Slowing down gives more opportunity to notice things that might have been missed before. You will find that the practice of writing scripture will help you listen carefully for what God is saying through His word. 

Download a PDF below and print out your copy of the September Scripture Writing Plan.

The first download option is for the full color version and the second is better for black and white printing. Please print for yourself and to share with others. This would be a great time to introduce others to scripture writing.

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Start The Morning

Here we are about to start the month of July already!

If you missed the last blog post you might want to check it out. It includes a free download for calendar pages – July – December 2020

Are you participating in the June and July scripture writing plan?

I hope you will plan to join us for July. Check out the recent blog post for more information including the link to download a copy of the plan.

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Lately, I’ve been starting my mornings by opening the blinds of my second-story bedroom window and then stand there looking out toward the sunrise. Praise and thankfulness naturally happen once my gaze is fixed skyward. This is my brief early morning prayer time. Even if it’s only a very few minutes it seems to get my day going in the right direction. Next, I usually have a short time of Bible reading and scripture writing. Then I head downstairs for coffee!

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How about you?

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Please share in the comment section below.