Category: cottage contents

publish PEACE

I’m ba.a.ack! It has been exactly twenty days since my social media was updated or a new post has been posted here. It’s sad, but true. The time away was meant to bring clarity of purpose and renewed focus to my online offerings. For the first ten days I was just ‘over it’ mostly due…

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diminishing returns

Thank you God for the roof over my head, a bed to sleep in, food on my table and shoes on my feet. Forgive me if I ever start to complain and forget my great blessings. When your life reaches a point of diminishing returns the time has come to decide what kind of life…

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go everywhere

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. Mark 16:15 RSV Our goal here at Contentment Cottage is to follow Jesus’ instructions to his disciples–“go and tell everyone!” Below you can see a map of the miraculous results achieved by following His words. By God’s grace, the Cottage spans the globe, touching places that would never…

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Happy 2022

So… here we are… in the waning moments of another year! 2021 has been . . .? Interesting? Awful? Terrifying? Blessed! I guess it all depends on how you look at it. I think I mentioned once before, in the last hours of 2019 the Holy Spirit spoke to me: “Expect the unexpected.” We now…

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roast chicken

INGREDIENTS 1 med onion, peeled and thickly sliced 3 stalks celery, halved lengthwise 4 carrots, trimmed and split lengthwise in half 1 (3 to 4 lb) whole chicken, cavity cleaned and rinsed Kosher or fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 lemon, quartered 1 small onion, trimmed, peeled, and quartered Fresh herbs such…

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garden of LOVE

Grace and peace on your Wednesday Dear Hearts ⁠❤⁠ Today my heart is in our garden. It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything going on around the cottage with you, Lately (since March 2020 actually) ninety-five percent of my writing, sharing, Facebook posting, etc. has been aimed toward drawing my guests to Christ. That…

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no plans

Grace and peace on your Tuesday Dear Hearts.❤️ This morning the Lord laid Matthew 6:34 on my heart again… “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own Matthew 6:34 Amplified Bible Last week, as we visited with our out of state guests, I…

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celebrating 25 years

This August marks twenty-five years since we moved to the Cottage. I’m planning a BIG celebration. I just haven’t determined what the theme of that celebration will be yet. Over the weekend — between watching the Summer Olympics, hiding out from the 100+ degree temps California has served up this summer, and working on my…

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forget me nots

Forget-me-nots represent true love and giving someone this flower means you truly love and respect this person. It is a testament to your relationships and promises the other person that you will never forget them in your thoughts. Forget me nots are a symbol of fidelity and being truthful to someone you love. Based on Christian lore,…

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better today

This morning, during my quiet time I looked at the blank spaces in my daily calendar and realized it has been over a month since I’ve done much of anything except pray, sleep and nurse whatever was going on in my body. What a huge waste of days! But, I’m better today. And, in the…

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