Returning home through California, a cowboy from Yukon Territory told Montana they would experience baked alaska the next day. As they reached a sun-salted basin between mountain ranges, Montana focused on the delicate petals of the cactus flowers as his creamy confection dreams melted.
“Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.”
—Psalm 77:8-12 KJV
Coloring Fun:Death Valley National Park:Psalm 77:8-12.
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
“One of the workers from up north helped me build a fishing shack for the workers. They can use it during breaks or on their day off. We packed ice blocks between layers of straw to keep it cool. I’ll write more later. Please write soon! Love, June.”
“For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.”
—Proverbs 25:22 KJV
“Right after the war ended, Cream’s kindness to a wounded soldier—the one that gave Jeb his field glasses—saved Jeb’s land. Coming in from milking the cow, Cream found the soldier on the steps of the house. Jeb brought him inside to tend to his wounds. The soldier thought he was dying so he wrote a letter to his family. After his wounds healed, Jeb gave him some clean civilian clothes and allowed him to leave. Cream found the soldier’s old uniform when she was looking for an extra winter shirt for me. Folded in the pocket was his letter, where he told his Ma and Pa that he had helped his unit set fire to Jeb’s barn during the battle in their orchard.”
“And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.”
—Nehemiah 6:16 KJV
“One hot day, I helped Jeb clear the burned barn area. As we were lifting a few heavy timbers, Farmer Jones offered us one nail he’d found on the ground. He just stood there, waiting for us to drop our load! In light of our suspicions, Jeb refused his help. After he left, we took a long water break!”
“Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.”
—Nehemiah 2:20 KJV