Sunday Thoughts

28 09 2008

Today our pastor explained that contentment means your happiness not being dependent upon your circumstances. When you get what you want, you’ll just want something else. Wow! That is so true. I never realized that you have to learn to be content. I just figured those who seemed content, had that type of personality or had a great life. But in reality, they have just learned to be that way.

I hope you have a great Sunday and learn to be content. I know I needed this lesson:-)

 

Verses of the day:

“I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of contentment in every situation.” Phil. 4:12 (LB)

“There is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it.” 1 Tim. 6:6-7 (NRSV)


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Thoughts

21 09 2008

My son’s kindergarten teacher is in the National Guard. She flies black hawk helicopters. Very cool, huh?

Tragically, a helicopter from her National Guard unit crashed in Iraq last week killing 7 soldiers.  As part of her obligation – she was tasked with being the Casualty Notification Officer for the wives and parents of the deceased. She received the call around 3 am then had to tell 7 families in one day that their loved one was gone. Can you imagine? My heart goes out to the families of these soldiers and my son’s teacher for having to be the bearer of such horrible news.

That same day, my friend called and had accidentally locked her baby in her car while it was running! Well, her dog hit the lock button with his paw! Luckily, she was able to borrow someone’s cell phone to call for help, because hers was in the running car with the baby and dog! The baby was watching a Thomas the Tank Engine movie and didn’t notice a thing! ha.

Whether it be a life changing tragedy or a small dog creating chaos. It seems we will probably never be prepared for what life throws at us. I am re-assured that through my faith in God, whatever it is, he is there for me.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 46: 1