How’s your joy? I hear groaning! There are plenty of reasons to feel down. For one, here in Central Texas the June temperatures are mimicking mid-August and just stepping outside will cause you to swoon. Hard to be joyful when sweat drips down your back and melted sunscreen burns your eyes. It doesn’t help to … Continue reading How to Stay Cool This Summer
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?
Sar-Shalom – Prince of Peace One of my favorite Bible promises is peace. This has been especially true since March 2020. As with some promises, though, God’s peace is conditional on my acceptance. You cannot wrestle a thrashing person to the ground, sit on their head and call it “peace” now, can you? Peace is … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 6