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
Category: Right Thinking
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?
We can examine God in all kinds of theologically correct ways, as we did recently when we looked at the names of God used in the Bible. The interesting thing about those names, however, is that they were generally given by people who had had an extraordinarily personal encounter with the Creator. While we study … Continue reading How to Be Confident
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
Looking back on 2021, it is easy to see that there were problems. We were all hopeful when the vaccines rolled out that we could put COVID behind us and return to life as we knew it prior to the pandemic with all its restrictions and horrors. Many looked forward to a return to relative … Continue reading How to Give 2022 a Bright Beginning
Sometimes my mind dwells on mistakes of the past, tracing the missteps to my current circumstances. I soak my heart in regrets, imagining that every imperfection in my life is the result of my foolishness and sin. I glorify situations I walked away from with every good reason and wonder now why I was so … Continue reading How to Live Life by God’s Plan
I put my bathroom scale in the attic today. It seemed like the only way to stop an upward trend of the numbers it’s been reporting. I went on a couple of trips this fall, and the change in routine set my weight on the rise. Maybe putting away the scale seems like sticking my … Continue reading Keep Your Eyes on the Prize!
Christmastime is here! This year, the first advent of Jesus seems to have special meaning amid so much speculation that He will soon come again. This time of year, we read the words of Isaiah as we celebrate the Yuletide: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the … Continue reading The Promise of Christmas
Do you ever wish you could escape yourself? One of my favorite devotional books is God Calling. It was edited by A.J. Russell, but it is reported to be direct messages from God to two women known only as “The Two Listeners.” It was originally published in 1935. It is arranged in 365 daily readings. … Continue reading Where Shall We Go?