Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: contentment

10 Gifts Our Shepherd Gives Us

  holds a special place in my heart. It says, “The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.”   On my fiftieth birthday, I sat in my backyard with Bible and journal in hand. “God, please give me a theme verse for my next 50 years,” I prayed. Psalm 23:1 instantly came to… [ read more ]

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might Be Content

Hi, friends! How was your Christmas? Ours was memorable as we drove through the Rockies to Alberta to visit my mother and brother and his family. The weather in the mountains, and on the prairies, can change in minutes. And it did. I’m grateful for safe travels on icy roads, and I’m thankful to be… [ read more ]

Jesus is Enough…Really?

  One of my Polish friends sends emails to me a couple times each week. Writing in English is challenging for her, so she keeps her messages short. Her last email said simply, “.”   My friend loves Jesus with all her heart, and she’s a valiant prayer warrior. Whenever she sends me a Bible… [ read more ]

Content Like a Baby

I spent the weekend babysitting the grandkids. How fun! We played board games, enjoyed a movie and popcorn, and engaged in their favorite activities—things like collecting and washing their chickens’ eggs, playing with their 70-pound Great Pyrenes puppy, climbing trees, building a make-believe airplane from a toy lawnmower and a wheelbarrow, and more.   My… [ read more ]

Living Examples of Contentment

One of the perks I enjoy as a speaker and global worker is visiting with people of all ages and from many different cultures. They always enrich my life.   On my recent trip to Nepal, I met a group of church leaders who live in the region where the earthquake’s epicenter happened seventeen months… [ read more ]

How to Live Without Regrets

  Doing women’s ministry means hearing lots of personal stories from other gals’ lives. Nothing saddens me more than hearing them express regrets for making certain choices. Sometimes these choices are moral issues; sometimes not. Here are some examples: I shouldn’t have become involved in a relationship with so-and-so. I’ve had nothing but heartache ever… [ read more ]

Joy…Again!

In previous blogs I’ve mentioned that my heaven-sent word for 2012 is joy. I had no idea how often Scripture mentioned it until now. It seems that every time I read the Word, it’s there. The latest popped up while I sat on a window seat overlooking the grounds of Capernwray Harbour Bible school on… [ read more ]