Category Archives: contentment

Eat, Drink, and Shoot Fireworks (Ecclesiastes for the 4th of July)


The constant refrain of “meaningless!” gives Ecclesiastes a reputation as a particularly dismal book of the Bible. As I read it today, I hear the Teacher offering a particularly contemporary counsel: Be grateful. Enjoy today. Celebrate every good thing you … Continue reading

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Dean Koontz on a Cruise: Beauty in the Hurricane:


This week’s assignments include a piece about author Dean Koontz’s work. While doing the research, I came across this fun out-take from an interview. It a great reminder that there is beauty in life’s storms, even when they seem to destroy what we’ve … Continue reading

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How To Know You’re Not Breathing God’s Spirit


I’ve got a friend who uses the airline’s “oxygen mask” as a metaphor for how to live the optimum life. “You can’t help anyone else until you put your own oxygen mask on first,” she says. “We’re teaching the kids that, … Continue reading

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