Good News, Bad News

good news... my cousin got married and we had a great time with family we hadn't seen in years. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2

bad news... the Dude's dad was rushed to the emergency room and admitted for a few days in the midst of a difficult treatment plan for another medical issue.

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5

good news... dad-in-law got to go home, another sweet family reunion.

for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me Psalm 63:7-8

bad news... dear friend's marriage on the brink of divorce.

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

good news... sister-in-law blessed unexpectedly with a job interview

For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy Psalm 92:4

bad news... aunt receives an extremely difficult medical diagnosis

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.1 Peter 1:6-5

good news... sweet friends deliver a beautiful baby boy despite difficulties during pregnancy.

Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. Psalm 119:111

good news... dear friend's marriage on the road to reconciliation.

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! Psalm 126:5