Month: July 2015

Contentment Tool #7 ~ The Promises of God

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Thirty-six years ago today Brian and I were married. We stood in front of our friends, family and God and promised to love, honor, and cherish one another until death do us part. Divorce… never! Murder… maybe!

That Brian and I are both still alive, and still married, is the result of our stubbornness (or “strong will” in today’s vernacular), our understanding of, and commitment to,  keep reading here

Contentment Tool #6: Mind Your Imagination!

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“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!”

Or is it?

Could it be that what we think we see on the other side of the fence is not real? What if the circumstances that we think we need to make us happy are nothing more than our imaginations run amok?

Unregulated imaginations are dangerous animals that distort reality and can greatly inflate the worth of one thing over another. For example, why do roses cost more than tulips? find more here

Contentment Tool #5: Live Out Your Faith

post157graphicImagine that someone offered you a free cruise: you simply had to pack your bags, go to the pier and get on the ship. OK, that sounds easy enough, so you do it… well, almost. You pack your bags and go to the pier, but you aren’t sure about walking on board; it sounds too good to be true.

Soon, other people arrive and get on the ship. No one kicks them off. So, you study every piece of material you can find about this free cruise and finally you are convinced this is the real deal.

You’re so sure that you tell other people about the trip and they pack their bags and get on board! But when the ship sets sail, you continue reading here

Contentment Tool # 4: Compare Wisely”

post156graphic1Do you want to know how your friends are doing? Just pick up your phone and check their Facebook status updates. Within seconds, you can see photos of their amazingly behaved children, read about their romantic date nights, view their relaxing and luxurious vacation photos and eavesdrop on their most recent political/religious discussion/argument.

Believe it or not, there was a time when we didn’t know the daily details of our friends’ lives and we only had to deal with our envious, covetous, jealous or angry selves just once a year – when we received the  continue here