Tag Archives: reward

To Be: Joyful

beatitude: joyful

When their hearts could not sing, Moose and June thanked their Creator for the melodies of nature.

“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”
Matthew 5:11, 12 KJV

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To Be: Humble

beatitude: humble

A child’s smile rewarded June for her annual volunteer week of cleaning and pressing at her laundry business.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:3 KJV

Greed, Revisited

unwelcome delivery

Frederic Bucannon wanted to buy more land in Agate Beach owned by Susanna’s late husband—land Susanna hadn’t known about. In her morning prayers, Susanna raised the paper in her fist, questioning God’s wisdom in sending her yet another surprise test.

“Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.”
Jude 1:11 KJV

Trail Trust

Eagle scout

On the trail to Orchard Valley, as Susanna saw God’s hand in nature, her fear and sorrow began to slip away. Having Sam along as trail guide made for one less worry about her future.

“The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.”
Ruth 2:12 KJV

Taking the Lead

filly lead training

With Montana’s help, Susanna taught Blue Star to respond to pressure, respect personal space and follow movement instructions. She rewarded Blue Star with a favorite: apple slices.

“Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.”
Psalm 27:11 KJV