For if you possess these qualities and continue to grow in them,
they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive
in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and forever!
Seeds that don't grow or bear fruit are good-for-nothing.
Which onion are we?
The onions I planted this year have not grown at all!
As I started pulling them in disappointed frustration
the thought struck me.
Is this what God will pluck up when my life is over
or will I be a big, round Fruitful Onion?
(like the ones I purchased)
What a waste and pity
Seeds that never sprout
Always just a gritty-bitty
Shadow of a doubt
What a futile effort
After sun and rain
Not even a hint of fruit
Planted, but in vain
What a shameful outcome
Fruitless all the way
Still the same at harvest-time
As on planting day
© Janet Martin
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.