June’s heart nearly burst as she saw friends gather to celebrate their joy. Caleb, Rosita and Zeke arrived eager to help with details. Mr. Kingman sent regrets, along with a silver tea set. Jeb, Judy and Cream surprised Montana, arriving from Gettysburg dusty and tired. Rosita, Judy and Cream helped bake desserts, adding peach pocket pies to the wedding luau menu. Jeb, along with friendly seagulls, serenaded the wedding party as they gathered to practice.
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”
—Romans 13:11 KJV
“Jeb and I helped build the rock wall that would surround a planned community garden. We gathered some rocks from the battlefields. We felt encouraged to work with Farmer Jones, the mayor and others in the community, and dreaming of what we would plant in the spring gave us hope.”
“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.”
—Deuteronomy 32:4, 7 KJV
For weeks, Sheriff Hueston and Montana delivered pails of water to Susanna’s front porch, but it wasn’t enough. Facing the unknown, Susanna handed her recipe for blue apple pie to Rosita for safekeeping.
“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
—Galatians 6:2 KJV