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Behind the Scenes #5—Good Days

Consider the activity of God: For who can straighten what he has bent? In good times be good, but in bad times consider this: God has made one as well as the other, so that no one can discover what the future holds. Ecclesiastes 7:13–14 We know a ‘good’ pen when we write with one. … Continue reading

Patience #5—Patient for Good

“The Eternal is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in him. The Eternal is good to those who wait for him, to the person who seeks him.” Lamentations 3:24–25 This promise is an excellent weapon to use in the battle against impatience, because it shows us how closely the happiness we desire … Continue reading

Speech #3—Good Days

Who desires life, and loves length of days that you may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Psalm 34:12–13 Dad’s aphorism, “It doesn’t matter so much what you say, but how you say it,” is only partially true. What we say matters. It matters to God. It matters … Continue reading

Praised by God #7 — Well Done!

His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:21 No participation trophy here. No words of praise or welcome for failure. We can only expect to hear these words … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Prayer 2015 — Gratitude for Goodness

In preparation for this year’s Thanksgiving prayer sonnet, I thought some more about the last verse of last year’s text: 1 Chronicles 16:34 — “O give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good; for his extravagant kindness is everlasting.” Here are some of those thoughts and the prayer which followed. The term “good” indicates that some … Continue reading