What is good

Jeff at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Manteo, North Carolina, September 2013

Jeff at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Manteo, North Carolina, September 2013

He has shown you, O man, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God. 

Micah 6:8

One year ago today:

Even in Darkness

(written the day we received the most devastating diagnosis)

This post was first published seven years ago today. The verse featured is one of the few I chose to be read at Jeff’s graveside. It is an apt summary of the way he lived his 57 years.

The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Susan

    That is a very moving verse with which to honor Jeff. I’m just so sorry that you had to do it at an age far too young.

    • Thank you, Susan. ❤

  2. Good morning, Julia! I love how this verse includes justice and this photo includes balance (like the scales of “Justice”). The two together are quite profound.

    • Thank you, Susan. Many years ago, a prominent minister named Jack Evans described this verse in a way that stuck with me. He said that the verse covered our outward relationship with others (do justly) and our inner attitudes, or relationship with self (love mercy) and our relationship with God (walk humbly). So that echoes your thoughts about balance.

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