Storms Are For Clearing Out Dead Branches….

Today I have been cleaning our yard of all the broken, dead branches that the weekend storm brought down from the tall oaks here at Oak Cottage.  There are so many of those dead branches that we have tried and tried to get out of the trees, but to no avail.

The only thing that will bring those big, dead branches down is a storm.

How I am so much like these tall oaks.

I have so many dead branches that need to be cleaned out!  The storms in my life are being used to clean out my dead wood.  I have dead branches that will not come out any other way—no matter how hard I may try on my own to remove them.

So, as I clean up the yard today–I am reminded how I am being cleaned up too!  Some of my dead branches right now?

Selfishness

Impatience

Pride

Still being a part of things {even though they are good things!} that it’s time to let go…….

As I thank God for the storm this past weekend that brought down all that ugly dead wood in our trees—-I thank God for the ugly dead wood He is removing from my life!  Woohoo!

Picking up sticks~

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  1. Grace Walker says:

    Lovely! Pruning out those dead parts so that the new life can sprout out leafy-green with vitality.

    • Grace~
      Great to hear from you! I think of this also when pruning lovely, green flowering bushes after they have bloomed—knowing that by doing this it will bring forth more blooms next season. Ugh! It is not fun during the pruning, though! {Especially when God is pruning ME!} But well worth it! :)
      Blessings~
      Daune

  2. How painful those storms are that remove the dead branches but how necessary! I so hear you on this one:) thanks for sharing! Have a blessed Easter!

  3. I so agree; however, I would like a break in the storm, to allow a little re-growth, a little rest, a little refreshing!

  4. Oh, boy. Do I ever know what you mean! This is an excellent analogy, Daune. It gives me something to mull over in the coming days.

    Thank you for your visit!

    Waving and smiling,

    Rhonda, who, too, is picking up sticks and waiting for the refreshing

  5. Dead wood is exactly how we hold onto things that need to be cleared away. Spring symbolized new growth and that can never happen if we hold onto old ways! Love your wonderful blog. Come over to Granny Mountain in Arkansas for a visit!

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