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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THANKSgiving…

In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in

Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

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hugs n’ blessings to all those gathered around the table sharing pie & giving THANKS together! I count my blessings for each of you – no matter friend, family or blog-follower!

Dear Sr. Mary-Agnes,

Scattered within the many notes of my journals I have written unannotated words of various bloggers & authors reminding me frequently how…

“We desperately need each other.” 

“Jesus never intended for us to live the Christian life alone.”

“The Lord God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him.”

Genesis 2:18

Yet, so often I forget just how much I need others.

Certainly I know that we need to live our lives out with others & throughout Scripture God tells us to “lift one another up!”

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding… “

Colossians 1:9

Indeed, “we need one another to get through this life.”

Most especially God tells us to pray for one another.

“that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Undeniably, He would not tell us to pray for one another if he didn’t intend to answer those prayers.

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