Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Perhaps he's been asked to say a few words at his college roommate's engagement party. Maybe he's at a family cookout, toasting his sister's recent law school graduation. Have his parents reached a milestone anniversary that deserves a son's perspective? Is his professional mentor retiring after decades as a leader in his field? Throughout his adult life, a man encounters those occasions that depend on his ability to distill the emotions of the moment into a toast, a letter, or perhaps just a few words of gratitude.
John Bridges and Bryan Curtis call on their trademark wit to illustrate the skill of meaningful expression and show how to avoid those cliches, awkward jokes, and rambling speeches that threaten to derail the mood of any occasion. Learn how to keep your "just a few words" as succinct as possible, which rare occasions are suitable for an e-mail, and the proper way to give a toast everyone will remember.