Three things, no, four, June knew that Moose loved: the Lord, herself, the ocean and nature. When Moose presented his plan to build their barn using the blueprint for his dream ship, June agreed quickly. They would live in the ship barn while constructing their ranch home.
“These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”
—Genesis 6:9 KJV
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
—Matthew 1:23 KJV
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
—Micah 6:8 KJV
At the end of a hard week, I’m less hopeful, but still refreshed from swimming outdoors. We couldn’t tell if anyone was even here for an inspection—was one even scheduled? Inspiration—or desperation—struck, as I ripped out pictures from travel and food magazines and decorated the house walls.
One Wednesday, as my daughter and I drove to a barn where we volunteered, we sat at a red light, waiting to turn left. As we turned, we both saw a tiny kitten on the small rectangle of green in front of a local bagel store. Confused and crying, the kitten flirted with the idea of dashing into traffic.
“Mama, can we stop? Can we stop?” begged my daughter, as we passed the entrance to the bagel store.
My heart responded with a u-turn across the four (empty) lanes. But the kitten had disappeared. We got out of our car and searched near a culvert. We heard her crying, and found her crouched under a bush.
She ran from my daughter, across the path of a car leaving the parking lot. The driver, on a cell phone with windows rolled up, slowed enough to miss the kitten.
Still crying, the kitten climbed under one of the parked cars, climbing through framework towards the engine.