Tag Archives: peach

Coloring Fun: Clingstone

cumberland island ga

Juicy treat.

“I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.”
Psalm 119:31

coloring fun: clingstone

Coloring Fun: Clingstone.

Mary: Waiting for Redemption

best for last

The bride chose a peach beverage for the reception, shipped in blue bottles and packed in silver crates. At the Gettysburg depot, Judy hurriedly loaded the wagon with brown crates wrapped in silver and blue ribbons, not discovering her mix-up until the wedding guests called for “more of that delicious apple punch!” Judy sent a telegram, describing her mistake to the other company’s manager. He replied: “No problem. Possible peach lemon bubbly as new product. Congratulations to the new couple.”

“When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.”
John 2:9, 10 KJV

For I was Hungry

hope banquet

Invited by a New York City bakery to serve her peach pocket pies at a banquet honoring Civil War veterans, Cream realized her hope that the pies encouraged those who had served their country.

“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”
Proverbs 13:12 KJV

Plein-air coloring site: Wolftever Creek Greenway.

wolftever creek greenway

Old mill.

To Be: Meek

beatitude: meek

As the long road to recovery stretched before them after the war, Jeb surprised Judy and Cream by suggesting they hold a peach potluck in their orchard to share their future with the local neighbors.

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
Matthew 5:5 KJV

Provoking Love

hoping to share

“During the winter, our family read the book of Nehemiah for worship. We saw many parallels to our own lives. Cream reminded us that our story had also started with troublesome news from a family member; she remembered bringing Jeb a piece of peach pie late one night, hoping he would share.”

“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:24, 25 KJV

Peach Pit Row

peach lane

“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



“Because of Bully Fred’s actions, Fred’s parents loaned him out as a harvest worker in Jeb’s orchard. He cleared away damaged limbs, planted trees to replace those lost in the war, and picked baskets of the ripe fruit. He wasn’t allowed to eat from the harvest table, and his only payment was one bag of peaches per work day.”

“Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.”
Psalm 130:7 KJV

Ripe or Rotten?

sour greed

“Cream taught me how to choose a ripe peach—when she was younger, she reached for the largest peach on the tree and took a big bite—so sour it curled her bangs, she said!” Montana laughed as he watched Susanna fry a batch of blueberry biscuits. They still had many more days on the trail to Orchard Valley. “But biggest isn’t always best. Cream told me to look for firm, tender fruit with a rosy blush.”

“Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.”
Proverbs 20:17 KJV

Rest Stop

peach orchard

Peach Orchard, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: “Brother Jeb met me at the Gettysburg station in a downpour. As we traveled down Emmitsburg Road, Jeb gave me an overview of the battle. The battle heated up on the second day in Jeb’s orchard, and his barn burned. Artillery and musket fire damaged many trees, but some still produced that luscious blend of lemon and orange tang—refreshing even in a cold rain.”

“So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.

And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.”
Nehemiah 2:11-13 KJV