It’s that time of year when the world decides to make changes in anticipation of a new year. How can we create real change in our lives that will stick? It seems like everything in our world is in a state of decay (Romans 8) and creating new habits in our lives usually fade quickly as well. Jesus’s teaching here in John 15 tells us how to create true, lasting growth in our life. Remain in Him, the vine. Times of pruning will and should come for his disciples, but we will be all the more fruitful for it. Happy New Year!