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Gathered Together

peace laundry

As June read the handwritten verses slipped into her chore basket, she experienced a calming presence.

“And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,

Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.”
Luke 24:33-36 KJV

Towards the Light

truth telegram

Seeing Zeke’s determination in overcoming an obstacle helped June find the courage to face her uncertain future. Instead of running from the changes the telegram brought, she chose to search the Scriptures more with Susanna for answers.

“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
John 3:20, 21 KJV

Twice Born

diaper duty

June sure didn’t like the idea of wearing diapers a second time around.

“Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
John 3:4, 5 KJV

Fellowship Pie

iron pie

The ties of loss, love and baking drew Susanna and June closer. Susanna shared her blue apple pie recipe; June shared her secret to a delicious lunch dessert.

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
1 John 1:7 KJV

Darkness

fluff and fold

June’s uncle owned the town’s laundry where Susanna found work. Her tears often mixed with the sweat and steam of the laundry. Wasn’t Orchard Valley where God wanted her to be? Had He ever tried to move a mountain of wet sheets and shirts?

“Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?”
2 Kings 5:12, 13 KJV

Grace, Grass and Towels #26

September 2009
Tuesday

laundry/exercise room

Framing for laundry/exercise room.

Amazing—workers cut out the old garage wall to create the laundry room closet opening without a scratch to dryer or washer.

I’ve “rented” the local home improvement store as my vacation home—issue of the hour is bath and fireplace tile—escaping the chaotic brick and mortar tent where I sleep.

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