Just the right words

Ecclesiastes 12:10 “The teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.” (NIV)*

Central Park (photo by Patty Perkins)

A view from Central Park (photo by Patty Perkins)


If words don’t embellish,

tickling trendy ears.

If emotions are not played,

invoking laughter, conjuring tears.


If words bring clarity,

speaking truth to those who hear.

Then, they’re just the right words —

honest, forthright and clear.


by Patty Perkins


*The One Year Bible, September 5, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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