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Letters from Clive Residents

The Miracle of the Well – Part 1

By: Esther Hastings Miller

Esther-Hastings-6th-Grade - 1958

Esther Hastings
6th Grade – 1958

I mentioned that we went to church a lot. On the nights that we didn’t go to church, we had family devotions. One of us would read a portion from the Bible, then we’d quote verses we’d memorized or we’d play a game based on the Bible, each of us would pray, and we’d end with the Lord’s Prayer. Once in a while, Mother would pass around the promise box. The promise box had Bible verses printed on small cards. Each verse was some kind of promise.

Late in the first winter we lived in the old house, we had gone without running water for four months.

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