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Surely Goodness and Mercy | About the Author

SGM | Author’s Biography

Chisa is a woman who “writes stuff, and occasionally butt-models” (

SGM | Chisa’s Other Works

Chisa’s Other Works   Kin (A REP Theatre commission in progress) In order to join a white supremacist group a man takes a mandatory ancestry t...

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith, but does not have works?”

In this Bible passage, James speaks about two different types of faith – genuine faith and empty faith. What is the difference? If a person has authentic faith, he or she will naturally practice good works. Empty faith, on the other hand, equates to no faith at all. Faith and works need to go hand in hand. Practicing good work demonstrates a true and authentic faith.

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

In this passage from Acts 20:35, Paul quotes Jesus.

An esteemed Reverend from the spiritually-centered Unity Church interprets this meaningful passage as follows:

This passage “recognizes the universal spiritual truth that we can most easily find our good and happiness by being of service to others.”

Psalm 23

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I shall fear no evil;

For thou art with me;

Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me…”

Considered the most beloved and “soul comforting” of all the Psalms, people often recite Psalm 23 at funeral services or memorial events.

It finishes with “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

All the days of my life…”


“Well. If you insist on being here pestering me, then go ‘head and finish reading me them Psalms.”

Book of Psalms


The Hebrew interpretation of Psalms translates to “Praises.”

The world Psalm derives from the Greek “psalmoi” meaning “songs.”

One-hundred and fifty verses comprise The Book of Psalms. Known for its beautiful poetry, Psalms is filled with healing imagery, metaphors and personification. Many people turn to Psalms during tough times because of its themes of trusting in God, praising God for his Love and the importance of mercy.