The Generous Widow | A Woman of Contentment

What is contentment? Inner joy despite our outward circumstances. Today, I am sharing a brief, but influential story regarding contentment. Luke 21:1-4 states: As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” …

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The Unmistakable Freedom of Contentment and How to Find It

con·tent·ment (ˈkənˈtentmənt): A state of happiness and satisfaction. When we think of contentment, we think of happiness, satisfaction, and serenity. This month, as we continue our study on the emotion of contentment, we find that contentment means different things to different people. What makes a person happy and/or satisfied? Is it money, kids, material things, …

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Is There Contentment to Be Found in this World?

This week we are shifting our attention to the emotion of contentment. Are you satisfied with your life, your job, your family, or even yourself? If we are being completely honest, most of us are not. We long for an improvement in one or more of these areas. We feel we are lacking something, and …

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Do Good Christian Girls Ever Get Envious?

Envy. This little four-letter word could possibly be one of the most destructive words in the English language. Are you thinking, Rhonda, that’s quite an exaggeration isn’t it? After all, we have all heard of someone being green with envy, we’ve probably even experienced it ourselves. No harm is done really in most cases, right? …

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The Many Faces of Jealousy

jeal·ous·y (ˈjeləsē):  Envious feeling of discontent and ill will because of an other’s advantages, possessions, etc.; resentful dislike of another who has something that one desires. What is jealousy? Jealousy commonly refers to thoughts or feelings of insecurity or uncertainty, fear or anxiety, and/or concern for a relative lack of possessions. Jealousy can consist of one or …

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