I’ve been reading The One-Year Chronological Bible and spending time with those rebellious Hebrew children out in the wilderness. After being led out of Egyptian slavery by a miraculous deliverance, their constant complaining drove God and Moses to wrestle more than once with the urge to wipe them out. Probably most annoying of all their … Continue reading Don’t Get Stuck in the Desert!
When Jesus sat down to explain His mission to His disciples, He began by describing the benefits of paying close attention to what He was about to say. In Matthew 5:1-11, He explained that we can have all the blessings we long for if we are hungry and thirsty enough to find them God’s way—the … Continue reading You Are Salty and Bright!
Are you broken? Does it feel as if your life is 5,000-piece puzzle, dumped out of the box, its lid long gone along with its clues as to what to make of this mess? Good news! The One who designed you, crafted you, and sent you out into the world has the blueprint, the tools, … Continue reading Keys to a Blessed Life
The moment you accepted Christ as your Savior, you were completely changed! The changes weren’t visible in the mirror (except as a broad smile, perhaps) and you might not have felt any different in your body. The floating on a cloud feeling you experienced on that mountain top where you met Jesus may have ended … Continue reading Look in the Right Mirror!
If we are to be content in the ever-whirling world of circumstances, we must first accept and care for ourselves. If we are at war in our own heart over who we are and the way we are, we only fan the flames of misery and dissatisfaction. Am I the only one with a constant … Continue reading Is Self-Satisfaction the Key to Contentment?
Perhaps you’ve been hesitant to join me in my goal of being content this year because it seems like the lazy way out. You have areas of your life where you are not satisfied to lean back and say everything is hunky-dory. You want to lose weight and be healthy so you will be around … Continue reading Contentment is Not Complacency
One of the first steps to making a change is to uncover your “why.” As I move toward contentment this year, the answer to this question must be strong enough to push me through obstacles on the path. The hallmarks of contentment are the ability to endure hardship cheerfully, enjoy blessings without a sense of … Continue reading Why Do You Want to Change?
Twenty twenty-two is the year to tackle contentment! The Apostle Paul is our role model as he boldly declared, “I have learned how to be content with whatever I have,” (Philippians 4:11 NLT). He advises to us to imitate him just as he imitates Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1), and so he presents a dependable pattern … Continue reading How to Change from Worry to Contentment?
Each year my younger sisters and I each have a Bible verse we feel speaks to us for the days ahead. The theme for 2022 is “trust.” One sister chose Isaiah 26:4 (GNT), “Trust in the Lord forever; he will always protect us.” The other heard Psalms 37:3 (GNT), “Trust in the Lord and do … Continue reading Step One – Trust God
My mission in life is to be content and to help others to be content. The Apostle Paul said that he had learned to be content in all circumstances (Philippians 4:11). We read a little about those circumstances in 2 Corinthians 11:24-26, where he tells that he was beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, and robbed just to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Be Content