The spring is one of my favorite times of the year.  All the life and new growth is a beautiful thing to see.  However, every time I prune the trees in the yard, I think to myself, "I need to discourage the unhealthy growth and encourage healthy growth."  I always cut off the growth that is not desirable and that makes the entire tree and the remaining healthy growth thrive even more!  As we live our lives, we begin to fill it with many activities.  Tonight, take a moment to sit down with your spouse and evaluate which activities are healthy and bearing good fruit and which ones may be unhealthy or not bearing good fruit.  Trim off the unhealthy growth and let your family thrive!