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Good News and Bad News


Saturday! After a relaxing swim and a good breakfast I looked at our local paper’s front page. I was faced with four titles:

  • “Guard was eyed to round up illegals”
  • “Pakistan victims remembered”
  • “Training add-on snags campus add-on gun bill”
  • “Project aims to cut wrong-way driving”

I chose the last article. Its subtitle was, “State’s $3.1 Million awarded for work to improve markings on off-ramp.” That sounded like good news to me and everyone in the state. We all have our own opinions of what “good news” is.

How to cope with the bad news?

Circle 1 studied Hebrews last week, so I opened my Bible and found what I thought I remembered.

“Therefore lift up your drooping hands & strengthen your weak knees, and make straight the paths for your feet, so what is lame may not be out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with all men and for holiness without which no one will see the Lord”.
Hebrews 12:12-14

May we be clear and tender hearted in our thinking and speaking, and kind hearted in our actions and words.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us be your earthly example. Amen

Pam Andersen

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