How to Break the ‘Thankful’ Cliché

How many times have I heard the phrase ‘be thankful’? Approximately 6,359,345,101. Yes, it is a great philosophy. Yes, it is biblical.  Yes, it’s a wise way to live. But do you want to know why I’ve never tried very hard to apply it? Because by the time I say, “Thank-you God for saving me, thanksContinue reading “How to Break the ‘Thankful’ Cliché”

NO MINISTRY, NO CAREER, NO MAN. GREAT PLAN? PART III

A miracle happened today. After finally starting my new part-time job in retail (in addition to my existing part-time gig at the boarding school) I got a phone call about another job. Another big decision. (That’s not the miracle. Wait for it.) My last big job decision led to the contentment crisis I wrote about in PartContinue reading “NO MINISTRY, NO CAREER, NO MAN. GREAT PLAN? PART III”

NO MINISTRY, NO CAREER, NO MAN. GREAT PLAN? PART II

    “Thank-you for where I am, because it’s where You want me to be, God. And that’s more important than my own plan.” This is my new motto for contentment. Even before last Tuesday happened, I’d been thinking about contentment. Whenever I had a less-than-awesome day I worried that I wasn’t living life theContinue reading “NO MINISTRY, NO CAREER, NO MAN. GREAT PLAN? PART II”

No ministry, no career, no man. Great plan? Part I

Career, ministry or spouse. I didn’t realize it till last week, but all my life I’ve judged people’s success against those three criteria. If you have at least one of these things, you’ve got something going in your life. Got two or three? You go, girl! (Or guy. 🙂 ) But none? What are youContinue reading “No ministry, no career, no man. Great plan? Part I”