Over the the course of this Summer and now even into October! I continue to get a handful of fresh blackberries from the one blackberry bush I have. Each week I continue to be reminded:
““I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. Every branch in me that does not produce fruit he removes, and he prunes every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce more fruit. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.
My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be my disciples.”
John 15:1-5, 8 CSB