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Contentment and the What ifs of Life

the grass is greenerContentment.
All of us want it, yet it seems like so many of us don’t have it. Why are we unable to accept and make the most of the circumstances we all find ourselves in? I know I so often get caught in the ‘What if’s’ and ‘If only’s’. ‘What if I would have decided to go to a different college? What if I had gone with that major instead of this major? What if I would’ve said this or that, would it have changed things?
If only I could do that over again, things would be different.’ I think all of us do this at one time or another. If only we had that job. If only we made that kind of money. We think if only we knew certain people or had certain things then life might be more like we envisioned it and how we wanted it to be. We are so focused on wondering how our lives might have been better and we can sometimes be caught in the rut of jumping from one level of discontentment to another.
How do we really become content? I heard contentment defined as freedom from the relentless pursuit of more. And I think there truly is freedom in giving up that pursuit, in remembering what we already have and the amazing people that surround us. We can disillusion ourselves into thinking that the grass might be a little greener..if only. The truth is that we will never find real fulfillment from anything life has to offer; our true contentment and fulfillment only comes through having hope in Christ.

The little ones

infant-1Today’s blog is a little different.  Since our blog is centered around conversations of faith and life, we felt compelled to pay tribute to all the little ones who have lost their lives in the last 40 years since Roe v Wade, over 50 million of them.

We sympathize with women in hard, hard places making even harder decisions, so this is not to condemn, but honor the babies and to say that we believe that every child is a gift from God, fearfully and wonderfully made, created in His image. (Psalm 139:13-15)

Phil Keaggy shares our heart so well in this haunting song he wrote —