Learning Contentment

The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.  Proverbs 13:25 The reason the contented believer is able to eat to the satisfying of his soul is because he, like Paul, has learned to be content. “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have … Continue reading Learning Contentment

What is Fair?

Dogs have a strong sense of what they consider fair. If you have more than one dog, and one dog gets a treat the others think they should get one too, even if the other dogs didn’t do anything for the treat. They love getting something for nothing and when it comes to obeying commands, … Continue reading What is Fair?

Contentment Trumps Circumstance

There are certain passages of Scripture that we think we know. We rattle them off like we can rattle off our street address, but unlike our street address, these “familiar” verses don’t always take us where we assume they take us. Philippians 4:13 is a verse like that: I can do all things through Christ … Continue reading Contentment Trumps Circumstance

The early disciple gets the Savior

Have you ever had something keep you up all night? Maybe it was excitement about an upcoming trip, or anxiety about some pressing issue. Whatever it was, it was enough to make you long for morning. When Christ was crucified, the event was devastating to all His followers. Because they never quite understood Him when … Continue reading The early disciple gets the Savior

Straining over the guardrail when we’re standing in a pasture.

So, yesterday Jane and I were driving home on NC Route 88 when we saw something funny. As we came around a curve, we saw a huge black cow standing in its pasture, but with its head over the guardrail so it could eat from a tiny patch of grass along the side of the … Continue reading Straining over the guardrail when we’re standing in a pasture.