For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16

Saturday, April 28, 2012

tap root

Most trees have a tap root. a tap root is a large root that grows down vertically and, after a few years, changes and other roots grow horizontally from it. a tap root helps sustain a tree in high winds.

we visited a farm recently where the family is rooted in a legacy that resembles the tap root. Farmer Frank and his wife bought the acreage that they named Tap Root Farm over 50 years ago with hopes that their family would grow "roots" deep into the land, the land would provide most of what they needed, and their family would storm through on the farm for generations to come.

it was such a pleasure meeting Farmer Frank, his daughter, Susan, and their family. we are thankful for the tour and the time they spent with us. we were enlightened by the beauty and the richness of the land and how the farm is used to provide for their family.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord

And whose trust is the Lord.

For he will be like a tree planted by the water,

That extends its roots by a stream

And will not fear when the heat comes;

But its leaves will be green,

And it will not be anxious in a year of drought

Nor cease to yield fruit.

~ Jeremiah 17:7-8

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