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White Fields

clean harvest

June saw each laundry shirt as a connection for service and sharing.

“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.”
John 4:35, 36 KJV

Ocean Devotion

ocean wash

June debated whether to sell the laundry or embrace a new life in Agate Beach, as the ocean tides promised a fresh start.

“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
John 9:4, 5 KJV

Act of Kindness

comfort food

Susanna remembered how June’s apple empanadas had comforted her after Sheriff Hueston’s death.

“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”
Luke 24:25-27 KJV

Planting Hope

precious seed

With the loss of her property, Susanna chose to return to Orchard Valley, hoping she might find work as a harvester in one of the orchards.

“He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Psalm 126:6 KJV

Doubt and Debt

chilling message

When Susanna saw her property tax bill, she lost faith in God’s promises. Why did hardship seem to wash over her soul like endless ocean waves?

“Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!”
Jeremiah 14:19 KJV