Fruit of Our Family Tree – Travelogue


Blessed to BE,

Blessed to SEE,

Fruit of the Blossoms 

From our Family Tree.

It is NO surprise that in the sky this mid-summer pre-dawn, the cup of the Big Dipper is upright and “holding its water” here in the countryside. (In the US, it’s tipped over by the end of summer, summer “runs out”). Here, my cup is FULL of God’s love and blessings, summer and family, experiences and JOY. This early wake up is no surprise God finds some time to write, I am BLESSED. Blessed to reconnect with family. Blessed to connect new generations with each other. Blessed to be on vacation, BONUS TIME. (Blessed to fund vacation with bonus money too) Blessed by having one more week here and more family to see. Super Blessed to BE and SEE the Fruit of the Blossoms of our Family Tree.

Our great grandparents born humble but ambitious made great families of hard workers. The overlook (in the photo) to the river was beautiful. Beautiful weather and view, we sat APPRECIATIVE.

Like I have said, this is a trip of a LifeLine, reconnecting us as opposed to a trip (once) of a lifetime. My daughter super blessed and ready for this trip – to take a vacation break like me – see architecture and history from the ground floor – and for her to meet her family, see where her roots are from (1/4 of her family tree). This tracing of family roots is the dream of many in America, the solid tracks written down by very appreciative children.

Love our family when we are together. These are hard working people who love their family, their gardens, house rebuilding, cooking, even know how to sew. My US family connects in perfectly. And as the generations absorb the info from their parents and grandparents, we all absorb the love freely given. Love is never supposed to be kept for yourself but shared. Fruits of the spirit are to be shared. I ate currents from the yard. And we had fruit pie and sauce from home-grown apples, fruit cobbler from home-grown blackberries, goodies from home fridges, LOL. Fruits of the yard even in drought. I appreciate this quiet time here. I urge you all: take vacation in parts, to decompress, to see, to connect and learn, all to bear further fruit.

We are family, and do it yourselfers, but I realized when I wrote: “This tracing of family roots, written down by very appreciative children” – that the statement 100% applies to our Lord and His/our Family Tree. Jesus being the Word wrote down, being the Tracts we must discover in us, being the Bible Himself, from His Our Father’s Love, He IS our Vine to nurture us. Our Vinedresser God prunes our lives, makes us stronger to bear His fruit. We ARE blossomed by His Love to bear His Fruit. Psalm 1 speaks of “be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Jesus was the ultimate “do it yourselfer” – taking our sin burden so we could be home with God. I am SO APPRECIATIVE of my brother and Lord, Jesus, wanting the best for us forever.  No wonder we also want the best for our children. 

Cool… Fruitful… BLESSED!



John 1:1-5

Jesus said: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.


Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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