Category Archives: Contentment

Contentment, that elusive beast. Everybody wants it, and so few people seem to understand how to attain it. Maybe you can’t “get” it, maybe you have to choose to have it.

A post-election pep talk for my unhappy Christian friends

Good morning, America. I see we all survived election night. No one combusted from elation or despair and no one died of bordem. The world goes on, no matter how overly dramatic anyone feels about last night’s outcome. Because I … Continue reading

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Questions I hate and learning to follow

September is just four days away. Soon, I will leave my early twenties behind and begin the trek toward 30. Is 30 old? My friends in their 30s aren’t old. But me? Why is it human nature to think ahead … Continue reading

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The art of giving thanks

November has been a difficult month for my husband and me. Michael’s co-worker, the one I blogged about who was injured at the mill, died. He had been doing better than expected, but he contracted a blood infection that led … Continue reading

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Blessings, complaints and purpose

I have a problem. I’m a chronic complainer. My life is heaped with blessings upon blessings. I know it’s true. Yet I complain. I do it without noticing. In my quiet times alone, I realize and regret all my ungrateful … Continue reading

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Summertime, Part 1: Missouri and Camp Chaos

Usually, a lack of blogging is a good sign. Life is lived much better away from a computer screen. The unfolding of summer has provided me with things to do. In the interest of keeping posts relatively short (something I … Continue reading

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Coming of Age

Coming of age is a strange notion. What is this age, and how are you to know when you’ve arrived? The other day I was hiking and came across a great tree. Two large trunks branched from the same base. … Continue reading

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A new housewife quests for fulfillment in an empty apartment at 12:30 am

“You need a hobby,” Michael told me. “I need to join a 24-hour gym so I can at least go do something at night.” “I could take up scrap booking. That requires a lot of time and you don’t have … Continue reading

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Marching Onward

March is here. Time until the wedding is no longer measured in months, but in weeks and days. Two weeks and one day to be exact. As my to-do list gets shorter, I find myself adding more things to it. … Continue reading

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The Book of James

Tonight for my Bible study I read through the book of James. With only 5 chapters, James is easy to read in one go. But it’s packed with message. I should spend longer than one night on it. Each chapter … Continue reading

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Be still, my soul. Draw near to God.

I’m getting restless again. I want to be in control of the world, but I can’t. I want to do great things, but I don’t know what or how. I want to peer into my soul and understand who I … Continue reading

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