Tom was a jovial man. He had 2 cats, a dog and a parrot named Pippa. Every morning, as Tom opened his crisp morning paper, Pippa would cry out, “No news is good news! No news is good news!” She’d heard her parrot papa recite this many times upon finishing his morning read. Of course Tom meant this in a backwards sort of way. He always regreted the read. The news was never good. None of it. Tom rewarded Pippa with some seed, then he proceeded to prank call his best friend Even Stevens. It seemed only fair. Tom Foolery always did know how to get a good laugh. But, of course, even Stevens had to have the last laugh.
“Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like the anointing oil that yields the fragrant incense of God’s presence. So never give up on a friend or abandon a friend of your father—for in the day of your brokenness you won’t have to run to a relative for help. A friend nearby is better than a relative far away.”Proverbs 27:9-10 The Passion Translation(TPT)
“Rejoice the heart, by increasing and comforting the spirits. No less grateful and pleasant is the company and conversation of a true friend, in respect of his good and faithful counsel, which comes from his very heart and soul, and contains his most inward and serious thoughts, whereas deceitful persons give such counsels, not as they think to be best, but as most serve their lusts or designs.”Matthew Pools Commentary
Fair or Foul?
“Fair is foul and fouls is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.”
(Macbeth, Act I- Scene I, 12-13)
“This phrase pervades Shakespeare’s entire play, Macbeth, reminding the audience they need to look deeper in order to understand the thoughts and actions of the characters.
Later, Macbeth also uses it as, “So fair and foul a day I have not seen.” The day is fair because he wins the war, and foul due to the loss of so many lives and stormy weather.”Source: Literary Devices.Net
A pair of Parroting Parrots? Perfect for Pippi’s Poetry. Oh, that’s funny; Yesterday’s post was Parentage and today’s is Parrotage. The Lord leads in mysterious, and sometimes amusing, ways.
(Photo credit goes to Pixabay.com user magee.)
6 thoughts on “Love and War”
Good friends are truly a blessing.
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Yes, they really are.
Friends make such a difference. Even just one friend.
They do. ☺
😂 I chuckled at the lighthearted nature of your opening. Tom and Pippa are quite the characters! 😉
A true friend is definitely one to cherish. Those who will stay with us in the dark times, pray with us, encourage us when hope is down and pick us back up off the floor – what a blessing!
I thank God for you and your heart Tina. Never stop writing & creating! ♥
Oh, good! I’m glad. ☺ Thanks, Holly. I’m thankful for you too. I don’t think I can stop writing. I was trying to do too much, though, and forgetting to rest in Jesus, so I am on lighter duty. I need light hearted as much as anyone else does. ❤
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