The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end. (Lamentations 3:22 NRSV)
Most of us have never heard of Dorothy Anderson Tormoehlen. That's not surprising. She was hardly known outside her small Indiana community. Yet, at one time her image was one of the most familiar images in the United States. For you see, Dorothy was the Morton Salt Girl. Some of you know who I'm talking about.

There were actually several Morton Salt girls over the years, but Dorothy was the one with the pretty yellow dress and the ribbon in her hair found on salt containers in the 1920s and 1930s. As a niece of professional artist Mary Anderson, Dorothy was used regularly as a model for various renderings of children.

The Morton Salt Company began using a girl with an umbrella on their round, blue salt containers in 1914, and they introduced us to a phrase that continues today to be the philosophy of many people: Can you guess what that phrase would be? "When it rains, it pours."

Jesus never said we wouldn't face adversity, but he did say God's love is more powerful.


God of hope, thank you for your love that overcomes all things. In Jesus name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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