Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love visiting my sister’s house for the holiday because I know she’s going to have all my favorites, with plenty left over for seconds….thirds if I’m feeling particularly greedy that day. No one makes mac ’n cheese, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, potato salad, and greens like my … Continue reading Guest Post – Aretha Grant – The Lord is My Portion
Most of Ecclesiastes talks about chasing after the wind, unfulfillment. Yet Solomon does have some nuggets on contentment. Find your favorite nugget and memorize it.
Contentment is defined, in general, as a state of happiness and satisfaction. Notice the word “state”. State implies an ongoing place of happiness and satisfaction. Does that mean that we don’t encounter troubles which can topple us from that position of contentment? Of course not! Throughout our lives, we have all been subjected to stuff … Continue reading Guest Post – Gloria Boone – 4 Things I Learned About Living a Life of Contentment
If I only had more money in my bank account…. If my house was bigger…… If I had a new car I just know I’d be happy….. If only I could buy that new furniture……. How many times have we all desired for something more than what we already have? Our bills are paid, but … Continue reading Guest Post – Stacey Wilson – When Desires Overshadow Contentment
This week I'm on vacation in AZ, seeing my mom. I have my two closest friends writing posts for me. I'm sure you will be blessed from their writing.
Trying to find contentment in a world that is full of chaos and turmoil is nearly impossible. That is if you are trying to find it in the things of this world. Fame and fortune can lead to loneliness, despair and even death, as we have witnessed with some of the celebrities. So how do we … Continue reading The Heart of Contentment
This week we will continue to look at where we can find contentment in a world that offers chaos. Write down what is giving you stress this week and prayerfully give it to Jesus.
Remember playing Follow the Leader? The key was to copy everything that the leader was doing. What about Simon Says? The goal is to do everything that Simons says to do or you are out. Both of these games you are doing something others do or tell you to do. As we grow up many … Continue reading Be Yourself
I have tried to write a different post on contentment all morning long but when things that are out of your control with your youngest son half way around the world in Africa it is a little hard to focus on anything else than what God is doing in both of your lives right then. … Continue reading A Lesson In Contentment
What are some of the things that can keep us from being content? Write down a list of what is keeping you from being content then for the rest of the week pray that the Lord would help you in these areas, then on Saturday tear the list up and give it to Jesus.