Contentment

Contentment. Content is one of those words that can have both a positive and negative connotation. Today, I want to speak about the positivity in contentment. See contentment does not mean that you are stifling yourself or that you are not willing to grow. Contentment means “a state of happiness and satisfaction.” I take contentment […]

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Availability

Availability. It is something that is very limited in many of our lives. It is sad that we barely find time to eat between activities. So thinking about exercise and self-care fall to the bottom of a long list. For many, there is limited if any time to spend with God because we are so […]

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Alertness

Alertness. Have you ever been walking while thinking about something, and you almost run into somebody? This scenario is an example of not being alert. You are aware of the thoughts of your mind, but you are not alert to the things that are occurring around you. This lack of external awareness can put you […]

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Gentleness

Gentleness. I have always disliked constant abrasiveness. Some would see that as a sign of “weakness”; however, I see it as turning away from the unnecessary. Yes, sometimes the dirt and scum are so built up in the pot that you have to use something firmer to clean it out, but if you use something […]

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Goodness

Goodness. The chaos around us can be so consuming and dark. However, there is one thing we can count on, God’s goodness. Psalm 27:13-14 MSG states ” I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with God!” This verse is […]

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Self-Control

Self-control. Having self-control is hard at times. I think what makes it so hard is that a lot of times we react subconsciously only thinking about what we have done after the consequences occur. We do not have to live our lives this way. We can wake up daily choosing to respond to our spirit […]

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Faithfulness

Faithfulness. Faith is one area that is the foundation of our entire relationship with God and is an area where people often struggle. According to the NIV version Hebrews 11:1 ” Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” I also want to relate this to the […]

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Kindness

Kindness. A beautiful characteristic to have. Can you think of a time that someone went out of there way, it seems, to extend a helping hand to you? Do you feel that you deserved their help? Every day, God gives us an opportunity to do the same for others. However, we often think of several […]

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Patience

Patience. Lord, I need it! How many of us have said that? So many things can test our patience. The red light that stops you when all the others are green, and you are slightly late for work; your toddler running around and not obeying you; or longing for the answer to a prayer that […]

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Peace

Peace. Peace is a word that I have become to love so much. I have reached a point that when I hear it or say it, I feel a soothing rush come over me. I seek peace, daily. It is essential with the world that surrounds us. However, we have to make sure we are […]

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