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The First Day of Trial

Everyday life is casual and humdrum. It runs swiftly without much reflection, fanfare or formality. And, if you measure it by facebook posts and movies, it’s got to be funny. How rare in the course of everyday life to catch even a fleeting … Continue reading

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Life in the Before

We’ve chuckled at times, Monsieur and I, pondering what our town friends might think of our current living conditions. With the desire to be mortgage-free, we’re living in the “Before”. HGTV and shelter magazines and blogs make the renovation process sound … Continue reading

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The Least of These

“The contentment of a man or woman who is rightly content does not come so much from outward arguments or from any outward help as from the disposition of their own hearts.” Continue reading

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How Do You Prepare For Tragedy?

The fax ring awakens me at 4:55 a.m. Nothing transmits, but I get up anyway. Bright, coloured lights flash through our dining room window and the dogs are barking. It’s the police… And so our lives turned a corner, that Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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What Contentment Isn’t, Finale

Contentment is not complacency! Contentment “…is not opposed to all lawful seeking for help in different circumstances,” says Jeremiah Burroughs, “nor to endeavouring simply to be delivered out of present afflictions by the use of lawful means.” In other words, … Continue reading

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What Contentment Isn’t, Pt. 1

When you picture contentment, do you see a cat asleep on a cushy bed,  food and warm milk nearby? Or a man in a comfy chair, reading by a cozy fireside? Or a woman lounging on a beach, magazine in … Continue reading

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