Tree of Life | Five Minute Friday

It’s Friday — time to write with absolute abandon.
Why? Because it’s Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo’s and
that’s what hundreds of us do on Friday.

Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt

Tree of Life Tapestry based on painting by Gustav Klimt

So time to start the ticker and write for
a full five minutes full-out without editing or correcting
on just one word —


We live on a beautiful property. In Oregon where trees grow tall and are ever green. On our property we have 20 plus old growth Douglas firs, some cedar, and one lone pine.

That lone pine often makes me think of my family tree — one that is incomplete on one side. An imbalanced tree with few branches on one side.

My dad was an orphan at an early age, leaving me with very little family history that I’ve been able to dig up. Recently, my interest in his orphanage years has peaked and I long to know more. I have found some information, but still no budding and leafing out of those missing branches on my family tree.

As I pondered this one afternoon looking out the window at the pine, I realized that I do have a complete tree — the Tree of Life. A gift to me from the One who cares unconditionally and abundantly. I am a branch on that Tree of Life, a growing fruit, a life-giving part of that Tree of Life.

What more do I need than to know this? Oh, yes, my curiosity about the Adams side of me will always exist and persist. But I found great satisfaction that afternoon in realizing that the Tree of Life is the basis for all parts of my life and family.


Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the
tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
Revelation 2:7 (NIV)

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6 thoughts on “Tree of Life | Five Minute Friday

  1. I love the painting, Sherrey, and how the branches reach out and cover the whole little town. He is the Tree of Life and HIs branches do reach out over all His people. Thank you for your words. They are an encouragement to me today!


    • Debbie, thank you for stopping by. I’ve had that tapestry file saved on my computer for years. It spoke to me when I was shopping for a Christmas gift for our son and his wife. I knew some day I’d be able to use it, and today was the day! 🙂


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