Category Archives: Contentment

My Shepherd Restores My Soul

A Psalm of David. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of … Continue reading

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Puddles and Other Muck

There are days and seasons in life when things are just too overwhelming and difficult. Just too much. I seem to be slogging along through a season like that, one full of puddles and muck. Last week, my husband’s ministry … Continue reading

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Restoration and Refreshment

We are finishing up a week at the Oregon coast, relishing our last day with one of the most incredible views ever created. Our bodies and souls are rested, our hearts are happy, and our spirits are refreshed. God is … Continue reading

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Cheapening Grace?

I caught up with a good friend of mine recently, and she recounted what had been going on in her life since I had last spoken with her. As she told me about a traumatic accident that resulted in injury … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, April 2015, Blessings, Children, Contentment, Cursing, Faith, Family, Fear, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, God's Faithfulness, Grace, Heart, Hope, Jesus, Love, Mercy, Mind, Obedience, Others, Peace, Praises, Self, Submission, The Father, The Son, The Spirit, Worry | 1 Comment

Easter Weekend Contemplation

Ever have a Saturday morning when you sit down with your largish cup of coffee and are immediately overwhelmed by the tasks awaiting you? Every weekend, you say? I suppose if I were truthful, I would have to agree that … Continue reading

Posted in April 2015, Children, Contentment, Disciples, Easter, Easter, Ecclesiastes, Faith, Family, Friends, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Word, Heart, History, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Life, Matthew, Mind, Romans, Salvation, The Father, The Gospel, The Past, The Son, Waiting on the Lord | 2 Comments

He Is The One Who Goes Before You

You may not struggle with fear or worry. But I do. Not all of the time. But some of the time. And apparently it is a common problem for us humans. There are hundreds of verses in which the Bible … Continue reading

Posted in Commandments, Contentment, Death, Deuteronomy, Fear, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Promises, God's Word, Hebrews, Holy Spirit, January 2015, Jesus, Joshua, Life, Men, Mind, Moses, Numbers, Obedience, The Spirit, Worry | 2 Comments

Am I Content or Testing My Boundaries?

Sometimes I run around in circles, like a chicken with its head cut off, accomplishing nothing more than working myself into a dither and maybe burning a few calories. But how often do I pace my “boundaries”, looking for a … Continue reading

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