Peace and contentment go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly. The definition of contentment is in a state of peaceful happiness. God tells us to be content. Whether we have much or little, be content. In other words, whether we have much or little, live in a state of peaceful happiness.
In the journey of living a more simplified life, contentment seems to come and go. It takes a lot of effort to be at peace with what you have. There is constant marketing being thrown in our faces on the internet, TV and out in the real world. I have at least 50 emails per … More the ups and downs
There are times that I look back and think, “wow, I handled that surprisingly well”. The truth is, I wasn’t handling it at all. For instance, when our foster son went back to be with his family I thought that Brent and I handled the situation pretty well. (A pat on the back for me … More awareness
People are going to hurt and misuse you. It’s part of life. But you can choose how that hurt affects you. Are you going to stew on it, let it poison your other relationships, or are you going to forgive and learn from it? Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you have to continue a cycle of … More let it go
Have you ever played the trust fall game? That’s where you fall backwards and trust that the person behind you will catch you and not allow you to hit the ground. (I personally have never participated in this game because I don’t trust that someone could catch me, so this may not have been the … More trust fall
Maybe your struggle is not being too busy or saying yes to everything, maybe your struggle is fear. Is it fear of being alone? Fear of not fitting in? Financial insecurity? Fear of the dark? Fear of losing someone? Fear of losing face? The list could go on and on. The bottom line is fear robs you of … More what are you afraid of?
A lot of times we confuse being busy with being successful. Being busy is something that people boast about. “How have you been?” “Busy!” It’s a common response. I think that it is because we associate being busy with being successful. We want people to think we’re successful so we tell them how busy we’ve … More busy does not equal successful
While making your weekend plans, schedule yourself a day off this weekend. A day off from to-do lists and obligations. Instead, take a rest day. We were designed to need a day of rest, yet weekends tend to be catch up time for chores that are essentially neglected during the week due to our jobs and other … More take a day off from “to-do” lists