contentment

Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:20

It is easy to live a life full of wants for the future. You may want tangible things: house, car, job, a 65″ tv, or maybe you just want these things to be newer, fancier, and bigger.

Perhaps you yearn for vacations, a new relationship, a promotion at work, or just peace and quiet.

Sometimes we act like children pouring over a Christmas Wish book wanting every fancy present they see. What happens when you don’t get what you want? Do you become depressed and envious when you see what others have?

Are all things desirable or necessary?

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unpacking

The Tailgater! Circa 2008-2014

Cuppycake and I enjoy traveling together.

No matter car, plane, or train it’s all about the journey….

or is it the destination in the end?

(Nobody ever seems to remember!)

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ursula K. Le Guin

This quote was first painted above our fireplace mantle in our home in 1997, then followed us to our current home in 2014 where it remains today.

My children often tease that it shall be woven into my eulogy one day – mostly because despite having seen this quote the majority of their lives they still continue to mis-quote it.

Which they deliberately know drives me crazy, giggles.

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the maker

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

Ecclesiastes 11:5

As a human race, we have made many scientific and technological advances to better understand things like the anatomy and weather patterns. As advanced as we are, however, there are still so many things that bewilder, amaze, and amuse us – including the human body and the weather!

If we can be amazed by the things that we do know, imagine all of the things we do not.

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