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Worry and Contentment

November 1, 2016

Worry and Contentment The prophet Jeremiah exclaimed, “‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace” (Jer. 6:14). And still in our day, humanity continues to look for true peace. As in the days of Jeremiah, our divisive and fragmented world fails to give peace—either among nations or between individuals, and even less so in people’s hearts...

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We Want Provision and Contentment

September 26, 2014

We Want Provision and Contentment In her book Surprised by Oxford, Carolyn Weber looks up the word want in The Oxford English Dictionary. “To desire and need. To be desired or deemed necessary. To crave, and to lack. How can it be all these things at once?” she writes. “Sehnsucht, the German word for ‘longing,’ . . . an ache that reminds...

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Faith, Contentment, and Spiritual Rootedness

November 20, 2016

Faith, Contentment, and Spiritual Rootedness A forest of quaking aspens in Utah is known by the name Pando, meaning, “I spread.” It’s also called “the Trembling Giant.” This is because all the trees in this 106-acre forest are genetically identical and are believed to have a single, combined root system. In essence, this forest is a single...

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Trust and Contentment in God’s Arms

November 30, 2016

Trust and Contentment in God’s Arms In November 2013, a Bay Psalm Book sold at auction for $14.16 million, making it the world’s most valuable book. The Bay Psalm Book, the first ever written and printed in America, is a Puritan translation of the Psalms, used in their worship services. Only eleven copies survive from the 1,700 originally...

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Concern vs. Worry

October 26, 2020

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​How do you deal with your anxiety? Recognize the difference between concern and worry. Worry causes you to get overwhelmed under the load. Concern leads to action. The Biblical answer is "Pray about everything".

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Learn Contentment

May 13, 2021

Today's Single Christian

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The only way to learn contentment is to find yourself in a place of discontent. 

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Antidote to Worry: Prayer

November 28, 2016

Antidote to Worry: Prayer Theologian Donald G. Bloesch wrote about prayer: “There is a time to argue and complain to God, but there is also a time to submit. Biblical faith sees submission to the will of God coming after the attempt to discover his will through heartfelt supplication. Prayer is both a pleading with God that he will hear and...

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Antidote to Worry: Gratitude

November 23, 2016

Antidote to Worry: Gratitude In 2010, British artist Luke Jerram undertook a unique project. He set up 60 pianos in 50 locations around New York City. Anyone could play them. The idea was to inject music and creativity into public spaces in which strangers do not usually interact, and see what happened. It was a huge success! People played...

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Rest Wreckers: Worry

February 11, 2016

Fear and worry are related, with the difference that worry is what happens when fear focuses on the future and things that might happen. Jesus provides a sample of the questions that worry asks in Matthew 6:25: What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear? For His audience, these were not trivial questions, like which item to select...

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The Joy of Contentment

May 15, 2020

How many minutes have gone by since you saw your last advertisement? These appeals have become so much a part of our life that we barely notice them. They appear on television, our phones, and our emails, encouraging us to buy more than we can afford. How can we practice the joy of contentment?

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