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Ruth: Waiting for Inheritance

sowing and reaping

Susanna allowed the pioneer family to glean fallen apples as they looked for a permanent home in Orchard Valley. When the children discovered blueberries nearby, Susanna shared her own wagon train story as she helped bake a blue apple pie.

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,”
Ephesians 1:17-19 KJV

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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.

Reveille

serenade

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

But Does It Taste Good?

taste testers

Of all the details required to plan her wedding, June enjoyed taste-testing samples for their wedding luau the most. Her favorites from the menu: Baked Alaska and Blue Apple Pie.

“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
Matthew 7:20 KJV

Sustained Weave

lincoln top hat

Settled in their cabin on their first night home, Montana concluded his story: “I learned a thousand uses for peaches—and saw a thousand ways of God’s provision.” Montana brought out a stovepipe hat and placed it on his head. “This is the souvenir Cream insisted I purchase. On winter evenings, we both worked on memorizing Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The gift shop at the train depot sold the hats, along with copies of Lincoln’s speech. I had the long train ride home to polish my memory.” Montana proudly finished reciting the address. Susanna rewarded him with a piece of fresh apple pie, placed on a dessert plate they had received as a wedding gift.


“Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.”
Nehemiah 9:21 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

Peaches n’ Cream

peaches n' cream

“As a Union soldier, Jeb had peeled mountains of potatoes, so that night, he assigned me kitchen patrol with his teen daughter. Even as a youngster during the war, she had baked many peach pocket pies for soldiers—the nickname “Cream” soon replaced her birth name, Jenny.”

“As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.”
Proverbs 25:13 KJV

Goodbye Gift

gift of peace

June knew what it meant for Susanna to part with some of her tried ‘n true baking tins.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
John 14:27 KJV

Blueberry Ocean

shipshape life

If she married a sailor, June saw how her laundry experience could help keep her home shipshape.

“But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.”
Luke 24:29-31 KJV