We don’t forgive people because they deserve to be forgiven. We forgive because God has commanded us to forgive.
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.
So, I took a couple of days off. Instead of the Write 31 Days challenge, it’s now the Write 29 Days challenge (hopefully!). The past couple of days have been hard and busy days. I knew that if I would have written anything during those days, it would not have conveyed a very peaceful message. In … More taking time for rest
If anyone is guilty of this, it is me. I catch myself preparing for the next big thing. I’m pretty sure we all do it. The next car, the next house, the next job, the next degree. Stop waiting to be ready because you’ll never be ready. That’s why it’s called “walking in faith”. If you’re walking … More stop waiting for the next big thing
Today is my dad’s birthday! In honor of him, I am going to share some of the things my father has taught me. First and most importantly, my dad taught me to follow Jesus. My parents are real, genuine Christians, not just on Sunday Christians. I can remember going to feed the needy with my dad … More things my father taught me
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
Have you ever tried meditating? It is not easy! I mentioned meditation briefly in a previous post. I have tried the Headspace app several times and like it. If you’re looking for a guided meditation, you should check it out. Little tip: Don’t lay down in bed when you’re trying to meditate. Turns out, it will put … More meditation
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
I am a worrier. I come by it honestly. My Dad is a worrier, my Grandma, my Great-Grandma. That’s as far back as my memory goes but I’m sure there were more before her. I guess I felt the need to carry on the family tradition. This is the bit of scripture that I go … More reassurance
Peace comes when you are grateful for what you have. I am so thankful for my home, two reliable vehicles, good jobs, and four wonderful (and sometimes infuriating) pups. But to be honest there are days when I am ungrateful because of the amount of work that goes into keeping up with everything. Why do I … More gratitude