Month: March 2015

choose no regrets

The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:5-7 When we reach the end…

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the gift of righteousness

For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 Righteousness Is A Gift For years I was taught one earned God’s blessings through good works. Today I…

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spring fever

It’s spring fever. That’s what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it you want …oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache you want it so! _Mark Twain On Friday, March 20, at 6:45 p.m. EDT, we welcome the official arrival…

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an anachronism

Contentment Cottage is an anachronism…something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred. It is written by someone (me) who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age. But that’s alright…since my goal is to fulfill Apostle Paul’s instructions for the older women of the first-century church where Titus acted as Pastor. Bid the…

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St. Patrick’s Day

Around here we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because, we ARE Irish, both by affection and by heritage. Why do you suppose D has always called  me Irish? My paternal grandparents immigrated to America from county Cork before the civil war.  Great-grandfather Cline (family tradition holds that it was anglicized from McLine, or possibly McLean) originally settled in Illinois. …

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