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“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.”
1 Samuel 30:6 KJV

Inspired by: The Shepherd King: From Carmel to Ziklag

Building Bigger Barns

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Even the bears couldn’t hoard nature’s bountiful berries.

“They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.”
1 Samuel 25:16 KJV

“But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?”

“So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Luke 12:20, 21 KJV

Inspired by: The Shepherd King: Nabal and Abigail

Echoes of Mercy*

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The beauty of flight refreshed Montana; exhausted from trying the newest bicycle model on the prairie trail.

“And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.”
1 Samuel 23:16 KJV

Inspired by: The Shepherd King: Vengeance and Mercy

*“Blessed Assurance” by Fanny Crosby

No Memory

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Erasing evil.

“The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.”
Psalm 34:15, 16 KJV

Sealed

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Despite her weariness, June scoured the large pots, thankfully blocking out the sight of the seal slaughter that the captain demanded in the Bering Sea.

“For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?”
Esther 8:6 KJV

Peach Pit Row

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“After learning about forgiveness during family worship, Cream took the peach pits Bully Fred threw at her and planted them along the lane to the school. She convinced Bully Fred to dig the holes for the future peach trees.”

“Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts:

According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.”
Haggai 2:4, 5 KJV

Rails East: Broken Links

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Rockville Bridge, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: “I befriended one of the conductors on our train, and during a station stop in Harrisburg, he took me to see Rockville Bridge that spans the Susquehanna River. He told me he had helped stop several attempts by the Confederate Army to destroy the bridge. The wind from an approaching storm blew out our candles, and in the darkness, I thanked God the war had ended.”

“And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,”
Nehemiah 1:3, 4 KJV

70×7+4: Reuben’s Story

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Tearful reunion.

“And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.”
Genesis 45:3-5 KJV

70×7: Reuben’s Story

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“We shall see what becomes of his dreams.”

“And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;

And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.”
Genesis 37:21-24 KJV