Sept.5/18 – Contentment isn’t getting what we want but being satisfied with what we have.

contentmentcontentmentSometimes I find this difficult with all the social bombardment of advertisements. Telling us what we need and what we should have to be complete and happy. It’s a temporary best thing till the next best thing. It’s a choice of the heart. Be content.

“Not that i speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.”                                                                 Philippians 4:11

Peace to you.

B

Image: Marigolds in the Shakespearean Gardens at Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

 

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Aug.29/18 – If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything!

standforsomething“…if you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.”   – Isaiah 7:9b (NIV)

Peace to you.

B

Picture: evening view of the city hall in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

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Aug.22/18 – Never pass up a chance to keep your mouth shut.

MouthShut“Even a fool when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” – Proverbs 17:28

This is something I need to work on consciously, sometimes my mouth is in gear before my brain. Then my need to make amends. Humble pie.

Photo: a smokestack on an abandoned building.

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Aug.15/18 – Just for today let me use praise as material for humility.

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Peace to you.

B

Photo: the entrance inside the historic Fisher Building in Detroit, Michigan. Source: RJSBird PhotographyRJSBird Photography

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Aug.8/18 – The bridge you burn now may be the one you later have to cross.

bridgetocross“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”  – Romans 12:18

Peace to you.

B

Image: the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Aug. 1/18 – Your temper is like fire. It gets very destructive when it gets out of control.

temperFire“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.”                                                                                                                      – Proverbs 25:28

Peace to you.

B

Image: Sunrise on the Detroit River.

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July 25/18 – Those who deserve love the least need it the most.

loveleastmost“But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”.                                                                                                                                                         – Matthew 5:44

I can tell you that this doesn’t come easy for me. It takes time, prayer and more prayer. I can forgive and not hate, but to love is tough……it’s only by the grace of God!!

Peace to you.

-B

Image: cloudy skies above power lines near Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. Source: RJSBird Photography

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