Grape Vines are all in Order

Many empty spaces at the Community of Jesus are planted with grape vines. Their fruit is destined for wine at Eucharist services. Notice how two shoots from each vine have been fastened to the horizontal wires. All extra shoots have been removed so that the vine can concentrate on growing grapes, not leaves. Sometimes God has to prune our lives in a similar fashion.

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About Open Eyes

I moved to the Community of Jesus in 1977 with my wife and three middle-school children. Now I am 72 and my children are middle aged. I am grateful for my two grandchildren living next door. My PhD in physics led to a career in aviation safety that continues to the present, although at a reduced level of involvement. Surrounded by computers in my home office, I am also part of the team that supports the Community's computer network. I enjoy gardening, both in my yard and in the Community's vineyard. I love to see God's hand in everything around me. I teach high school chemistry for home school and am continually astounded at what God has created from less than 100 elements--the chemist's view (and only three elementary particles--the physicist's view). Although I am slowing down physically, I find God continually providing me with new challenges.

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