Month: September 2012

quite amazing days

If people can’t see what God is doing,they stumble all over themselves;But when they attend to what he reveals,they are quite blessed. Proverbs 29:18 Jesus is all we need. In him we are quite blessed. Adverb:quite (kwit) 1 To a degree (not used with a negative) “quite soon”; “quite ill”; “quite rich”; “quite tasty” 2 To the…

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joy endures

“I do what I love and what [I believe] people will enjoy. Nobody knows quite how the world is going to shape itself, but as long as people care about art and books and flowers, the world will be a good place to live.  I believe–and always have–that things of beauty and joy endure.” Enid…

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day 40 of 40

…”Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever…

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temporarily upset

Still working on it… Yesterday I was upset enough to consider taking Contentment Cottage off-line permanently. Today…not so much. And while I’m still not over being temporarily upset, I am past the temptation to do something permanently stupid. So…for the foreseeable future…you will continue, if you are interested, to hear about life at Contentment Cottage…

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permanently stupid

“Don’t do something permanently stupid just because you’re temporarily upset.” author unknown Yesterday I was ready to throw in the towel. Again. Sometimes blogging is a thankless occupation. Writer’s block happens! Comments are all spam…nobody listens…nobody cares! Blah, blah, blah. So I prayed:  “Abba, I come with a question that has repeated itself again and…

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obey? no…love

God’s Word often speaks of obedience… Jesus said, “I’ve loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love. If you keep (obey) my commands, you’ll remain intimately at home in my love. That’s what I’ve done–kept my Father’s commands and made myself at home in his  love.”John 15:9-10…

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potter’s clay

Woe to him who strives with his Maker!—a worthless piece of broken pottery among other pieces equally worthless [and yet presuming to strive with his Maker]! Shall the clay say to him who fashions it, What do you think you are making? or, Your work has no handles? Isaiah 45:9 Amplified Bible (AMP) What? Your work…

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been busy

Keeping track of the CCB (contentment cottage blog) and D’s web sites is about all I can manage when it comes to cyberspace these days. Kind of a let down when I think of the number of sites I worked on back in the old days when I did web-site design 24/7. This week, for…

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September!

We’re back, after a lovely week of just doing nothing special. Now…as summer wends its way softly into September, and Autumn approaches, can school days be far away? Oh, I do hope you enjoy the anticipation of returning to learning, as I always have. Getting ready to go Back to School was always one of…

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