Category Archives: Providence

I asked the question, Does God Want Us To Be Poor, when we were a young couple, house-poor and struggling to make ends meet. When every unforeseen bill threatened to drown us. When every car or appliance breakdown was a catastrophe. And I’ll confess … Continue reading

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Fretful and Peevish?

    “Christian contentment is that sweet inward … frame of spirit…”   So says Jeremiah Burroughs in The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. He explains that being content isn’t just a matter of not verbalizing our dissatisfaction. If it … Continue reading

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A Rare Jewel… (And I Don’t Mean The House)

“…I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” (Phil. 4:11) These words of the apostle Paul have been a challenge and an admonition to me over the years. But Jeremiah Burroughs, in his wonderful 1648 book, The … Continue reading

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A Brief History of God’s Provision

It needed a lot of work. Monsieur’s work stresses combined with a shortage of funds since I had quit my job to raise our children at home, meant that progress in transforming it into my House of Dreams was slow. Continue reading

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