Recently I flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma to spend a few days with my sister. It was wonderful to spend time with her, but travel is always fraught with inconvenience and uncertainty. Changes in routine are the point of leaving home but can still be unsettling. Problems begin with the flight, especially these days. I’ve booked … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home!
Category: Life Coaching
No Need to Mince Words with God!
In the Bible, the Psalms get very real. They express the nitty gritty of the person’s true fears and emotions as they struggle to find God in the middle of their circumstances. They often begin with tears, doubts, and frustrations, but as the author works through his pain and centers himself on the One who … Continue reading No Need to Mince Words with God!
Keys to a Blessed Life
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
Is Self-Satisfaction the Key to Contentment?
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?
Made for This
We have been looking at Paul as our role model for contentment. Previously we concluded that his tolerance of circumstances didn’t come from a savoir faire attitude but from a single-minded focus on his mission to preach the Good News far and wide to the Gentiles. It is easy to look at Paul and to … Continue reading Made for This
What is Contentment?
As is often the case, the world around us defines words and circumstances very differently than the Bible does. “Contentment” is one of those words. When I began my New Year’s Resolution to become more content, as the Apostle Paul claimed to be, I assumed I knew what that term meant. It seemed to me … Continue reading What is Contentment?
Contentment is Not Complacency
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
How to Change from Worry to Contentment?
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?
Step One – Trust God
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
New Year’s Resolution: Be Content
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