In Search of Contentment, Pt. 6

Continuing the thought of things that can only come from Jesus: The Present of Today.  One clever thinker got it right: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift––that is why it is called the present.”  Proverbs 27:1 teaches: Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day mayContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 6”

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In Search of Contentment, Pt. 4

Find the Strength of Jesus in You. (vs.13) What an incredible statement: “I can do all things through Christ…” This well-known verse is many times taken out of context or stretched to imply things that it is not truly dealing with. The doing of “all things” is not accomplished by your own power, intellect, ability,Continue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 4”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 3

Materialism is one of the new-era gods of the Western culture. The website becomingminimalist.com reports from various sources the following staggering statistics: “There are 300,000 items in the average American home (LA Times). The average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years (NPR). And still, 1 out ofContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 3”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 2

The Apostle Paul was used of God to write down the Philippians 4:11-19 passage.  Included in this letter is part of the experience of Paul’s life.  Paul was a missionary during the early church years following the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Paul endured tremendous pressure to denounce Christ.  He was faced with criticism andContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 2”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 1

Not far from Wilton is a yearly event held unlike anything I ever saw growing up in Southern Ohio.  The spinning of car tires, squealing of train wheels against steel track, horn of tug boats, and paddle churning of riverboats, now that, I am familiar with, but this was a very new experience for me. Continue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 1”

Screen Suggestions for Students

Screen Suggestions for Students Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Philippians 4:5 Screen suggestions for students, well, perhaps more for the parents of students.  All of us have noticed the exponential leap of digital devices creeping into our lives.  I like the new devices.  The digital things, screensContinue reading “Screen Suggestions for Students”

Seek God – Find Life

Seek God – Find Life The following quotation was read by Dr. Adrian Rogers and taken from an essay by a 17 year old boy.   This boy wrote an essay on the topic of “union with Jesus Christ” as part of his school work in a Christian school.  As you read this, at first itContinue reading “Seek God – Find Life”

The Gift of Himself

The Gift of Himself I read about one boy named Alfred who “wrote a letter to Santa which read, “Dear Santa, you did not bring me anything good last year. You did not bring me anything good the year before that. This is your last chance. Signed, Alfred.”” Of course, us humans receiving material giftsContinue reading “The Gift of Himself”

Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.  Proverbs 25:16 Hundreds, perhaps thousands of books have been written about dieting.  Eat this.  Do not eat that.  Stick with Carbs.  Avoid carbs.  Go protein.  No meat.  No bread. Continue reading “Too Much of a Good Thing”