Council Bluffs, Iowa: “We chugged across the wide Missouri on a steamboat. I helped a local rancher who was taking some colts to Kentucky for race training. The rocking deck, smoke and loud horn frayed their nerves, and I suggested apples to help distract them as we crossed.”
“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.”
—Matthew 25:14, 15 KJV
Omaha, Nebraska: “Before crossing the Missouri River, we had time to eat lunch. A man from the Omaha tribe who had experienced prejudice in the community sold burgers near the station. He slow-cooked a meatless burger made of oats, onions and potatoes over a hot bed of coals—his way of heaping coals of fire on those that taunted him. Served with fresh lettuce, garden-ripe tomatoes and melted cheese, the savory burger brought him plenty of business. He wouldn’t share his recipe, but I bought one of the hand-made belts he sold in his restaurant.”
“Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.”
—Romans 12:20 KJV