Friday, January 12, 2024


After I Samuel 25:19-35

Insulted by the man,

the man who was a fool,

the anger burned 

and heaved within 

him. The man’s wife

knew the consequences,

knew the family and

all they knew faced

destruction. She

gathered bread and

sheep and wine and

took it all to the man

insulted. He watched

her approach, anger

still burning, until

she threw herself

at his feet and begged

forgiveness. She

transformed insult

into blessing, and

his anger died,

flooded by her wisdom,

her meekness, her

words of contrition.


Photograph by Dingzelu Li via Unsplash. Used with permission.

Some Friday Readings


Hope – poem by Ruben Dario at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin).


“The Old Native Chieftain” and “When I First Saw My Baby Boy” – poems by Corey Elizabeth Jackson at Society of Classical Poets.


Word of the Year – Megan Willome at Poetry for Life.


The Darkened Hill – poem by Adam Wasem at Society of Classical Poets.


Five Fears of Old Age – John Piper at Desiring God.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Just amazing, Glynn!