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How to Ease Our Discontent

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It has been a very unsettling year, dealing with the coronavirus, and the fallout rippling effects of teaching children at home, massive unemployment, and cabin fever! We all seem to be getting to that point where we cannot take much more. And yet, with no end in sight, we most likely will deal with this coronavirus for some time to come. So, how might we ease our discontent and find contentment in these challenging times? Ease Our Discontent One way to ease our discontent is to learn how to make do with less. If, like my household, you have an unemployed loved one. because of COVID-19, well, then money is tighter than normal. Consider this: You save money on the cost of gasoline, because you shelter in place. You save money on meals when eating at home. Use this opportunity to sharpen your cooking skills. I know my husband has become quite the chef in our home! That’s just one example of how to look at life when facing adversity. One’s positive perspective, on any situation, is how w…

How to Seek Contentment When Feeling Discontent

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Have you ever given much thought to the cause of your discontent? Might is stem from jealousy, where you wish you had what others have?  Or perhaps, it stems from despair, as a result of a loss of hope. When feeling discontent, it’s time to seek contentment. How so? Steps to Seek Contentment Step 1: Start by taking stock of all your blessings. I start each day thanking God for my husband, our faith, hope and love for each other, for our good health, and the list goes on. You get the point. Count your blessings. Gratitude has a way of lifting your spirits. Step 2: Stop looking at life through the lens of your neighbor and open your own eyes! See all that is good in your life. Perhaps your gifted talents give joy to others. Use your talents, for the benefit of others, and see the smiles. Step 3: Understand ... Read more...

New Year Brings Change, Like It or Not

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Out with the old, in with the new! As we welcome the promise of the New Year, let us not forget all that God provides. Everything God gives us is a gift, right down to every breath we take.

Many times when we experience struggle and illness, we want to push the pain away as soon as we can, and forget the incident. Out of sight – out of mind! We certainly do not consider struggle and illness as gifts coming from God! However, that is not necessarily true. Even times of difficulty can be a gift from God. It is at these times that He graces us with opportunity to grow closer to Him. No – He does not give you hardships and illnesses. Let’s make that perfectly clear. But, He is with you always through the struggle and the pain. He graces you with... Read more...

Envy Will Disappoint You - Every Time! Be Content!

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We continue with the second installment of our seven part series on the seven deadly sins. Today we discuss envy.

How many times have you wished that you could buy a fancy new car like the neighbors? Or take a vacation to an exotic place like some friend? Or get a big raise, like your older sibling just got? When you go down this road and allow envy to take hold in your heart, you only set yourself up for disappointment and sorrow – every time! How so? Envy is wanting what others have, that you do not. It is the opposite of contentment. Rather than counting one’s blessings, the envious person... Read more...