Tag Archives : Contentment

Complete in Christ

“You can give up the need to compete in the world-when you accept being complete in Christ.” Ann Voskamp For years my shame kept me from feeling significant and valued. My low self-worth prevented me from seeing and believing who I am thr

The Secret to Satisfaction

“The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.” Mother Teresa In 1965, the Rolling Stones released a song called “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.” In a culture where there see

Miracle in the Making

  “When God steps in miracles happen.” Unknown A miracle is “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.” The miracle of the feeding of the four thousand, found in Matthew 15:34-37, followed ̶
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Restlessness

“You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in You.” St. Augustine of Hippo I have a lot of chili recipes. I have ones that call for hamburger, round steak, or chicken. The type of beans also vary

Giving

  “No one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank The best gifts are unexpected, unsolicited and given unconditionally without expecting anything in return. My favorite Christmas gifts are those you will not find on my wish list. One
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Position

“He gives Himself to those who have made a place for Him.” Jeanne Guyon God wants you entirely for Himself. One way Jesus knows He has us for Himself is by the position we seek. In Psalm 84:10, the psalmist writes, “Better is one da

In God We Trust

  “It is not our trust that keeps us, but the God in whom we trust who keeps us.” Oswald Chambers How do you handle fear? Do you run away or run to the pantry? Do you immerse yourself in a hobby or sweat if off through exercise? Or d

The Hook is in the Look

“The man who covets is always poor.” Claudian The way of sin is a downhill spiral. Rarely do we stub our toe on a rock and fall over a cliff called sin. More often “harmless,” gradual steps are taken which lead to sin. If you

Father Knows Best

“God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.” Jim Elliot One of my favorite TV shows growing up was “Father Knows Best.” The story line was centered around a father named Jim Anderson and his family. When

Covetousness Crushes Contentment

  You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” 
Charles Spurgeon A few years ago, my family tour