​Grateful — November 2017

When you see another rise
Maybe you played a part
Even with a cheer or a prayer
Or maybe with nothing to count
You rejoice and are glad
Glad for the good that has come out
Grateful for the success of another

You formed happiness in me
Sharing the joy in you
Gratitude grew inside
Stirred by the news

I am grateful
Happy
Joyful

Advertisements

In the spirit of the season 2

In the spirit of the season: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, the countdown and more. Excerpts and rephrases, from the great book.

Our dances are of celebration; joy dwells in our hearts.
The young woman will rejoice with dancing, young men and old men will join in.
After Boaz ate, drank, and his heart was glad, he goes to lie down at the end of the heap.
Get up! Eat! Be happy!

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes for mirth.
And we sat down, and the two of us ate and drank together (A date or just chilling or both).
They drank, and made merry with him.
We laughed, we sang, we are one happy people.

Resume your singing, go out dancing, joyfully with the sound of tambours.
God will fill your mouth with laughing, you’ll raise the roof with shouts of joy.
From us, thanksgivings and the sound of merriment, celebration.

Biblio:
A translation of the great book by John Nelson Darby
The Message by Eugene H. Peterson (http://www.messagebible.com)
Holman Christian Standard Bible (http://www.broadmanholman.com/hcsb)

In the spirit of the season 1

In the spirit of the seasons: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, the countdown and more. Excerpts, rephrases, from the great book.

Abigail came into the house, where Nabal was holding a banquet fit for a king. Nabal’s heart was merry within him and he was drunken to excess, so she didn’t tell him anything small or great until the wine had gone out of him.
They were eating, drinking and rejoicing.
They left rejoicing, exuberant over all the good God had done.
The king, high on wine ordered … to bring in Queen Vashti, in her royal crown, to show off her beauty for she was extremely attractive.

With sorrow of heart the spirit is broken, but a joyful heart makes a face cheerful.
A miserable heart means a miserable life, but a cheerful heart is a continual feast.
A joyful heart is a good medicine, it promotes healing; a dejected spirit dries up the bones.
So go, seize life! Eat your bread with relish, and drink your wine with a merry heart.

And they will cheer; full of delight, they will send gifts to one another.
Is any happy? Let ’em sing.
Prepare some roast, we’re celebrating with a feast.
And we just had to celebrate—again.

Biblio:
A translation of the great book by John Nelson Darby
The Message by Eugene H. Peterson (http://www.messagebible.com)
Holman Christian Standard Bible (http://www.broadmanholman.com/hcsb/ )