Monday, October 24, 2011


"I have learned to be content
in whatever circumstances I am." Philippians 4:11
(Paul wrote this from a prison cell!)
For me, contentment means a feeling of peace and comfort.  How on Earth would it be possible for one to feel contentment in a prison cell?  How could someone feel peace and joy, in a seemingly hopeless situation?

I personally struggle with the feeling of contentment.  I doubt is because of the lack of faith or trust...but it's definitely because of the lack of something.

The craziness of raising a large family, can make it hard to find to find contentment, but it CAN be done.  I have seen it...felt it...I just need to figure out how to access it more often.

The one thing I have found, is that the busier I am...the more content I feel.  It's those moments of quiet alone time, that seem to trigger frustration and depression.  If I keep myself busy...Even if it's with hospitals, volunteer time, yard work, or computer stuff, I find myself less likely to fall into the trap of discontentment.

The bills, chemo treatments, car repairs, lack of money etc...Are all real issues, that can't be ignored, but they are also things that I really have little or no control over.  What I do have control over, is how much I let  the outside "stuff" get to me.

My faith in the Lord is strong.  Stronger than it has ever been....and it is THIS, that I need to focus on....and it is THIS, that will bring contentment.


  1. Praying for you! Know that you are such an encouragement to many!!

  2. Im so proud of you sweetie... Need i say more!? .. you know what i am thinking.

    keep up all you do.. you touch peoples lives in such amazing ways


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