This sweet story book has been excerpted from Great Stories Remembered, compiled by Joe Wheeler in 1999 for Focus on the Family. I highly recommend this five-stories book, which is sure to encourage everyone from child to adult. Not only are the stories charming, but the illustrations are beautiful.
The stories are:
Birthdays are Lovely, author unknown from 1928
At the Eleventh Hour, by Eunice Creager from 1916
How Patty Earned Her Salt, by W. L.Colby from 1913
The Widened Hearth, by Fannie H. Kilbourne, unknown year
Joseph’s Coat, author unknown from 1929
Although I enjoyed each story, my favorites are Birthdays are Lovely and How Patty Earned Her Salt. The first story shows the love and devotion of a child raised well, along with the innocence of a child. The second story reminds us to be careful of what we say, especially when others can hear, and how we tend judge others by apearances; mercy triumphs over judgement. We could all use these poignant reminders.
"For judgement will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgement." James 2:13