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Tag: contentment

Trusting God in the Middle of the Mundane

I’m a mom of three amazing kiddos, which means most of what I do is considered mundane. Just this morning I fed three little mouths, fixed two beautiful girls’ hair, got those two girls and a husband off to school/work, wiped a snotty n... Read More »

How to Lay Hold of Lasting Hope

Hope: The Anchor for Your Soul What an anchor provides for a ship, hope provides for the soul. Both provide necessary stability amidst the storms of life, something to hold on to should you find yourself floundering in the ditch of despair.... Read More »

We’ll See You in Phoenix for Tea at 3

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from A Woman Seeking God by Dorothy K. Patterson, just one of the resources graciously donated for this year’s Tea at 3 at the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, AZ. Fatigue – Every Woma... Read More »

Did I Educate Myself Out Of Marriage?

Put another way: Do certain degrees make you less likely to be “marriage material”? That type of question is one I get at least once a month. Seriously. In recent weeks, I’ve been asked three different versions of it: Will getting a P... Read More »

Looking for Satisfaction in all the Wrong Places

Something is Missing In 1988, the British pop band, Fine Young Cannibals, released the fifth single from their album, The Raw and the Crooked. The song, “I’m not Satisfied,” was a telling testimony of how earthly things will never ... Read More »

4 Pinterest Boards You Shouldn't Have

God has laid this on my heart a while ago, and I’m finally getting around to writing this. I really enjoy Pinterest. It’s like this gold mine of awesome ideas that are all in one place that I can organize by category. I am on it... Read More »

Choosing to Commit to a Summer of Contentment

Developing a heart of contentment can be challenging even in the midst of the summer season when the living is supposed to be “easy”. Contentment is defined as “having an ease of mind or satisfaction.”[1] Contentment, from a biblica... Read More »

Intentional Contentment In A Never-Ever-Satisfied Culture

Texas just recorded its wettest May ever. In fact, so did the entire United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since, in North Texas, we’ve been under drought conditions steadily since 2012 to... Read More »

Thriving in a Time of Frustration

Lord, what on earth do you want me to do with my life? I’m ready! Where do you want me? Read More »

Discontent with Discontentment

There I was in my closet – crying.  The all too familiar pitiful scene of a mascara-stained face looking heavenward, crying out to God, not understanding why His timing hadn’t caught up with mine. What was I even crying about?  My... Read More »