updates

It has been over a month since my last post (here or on social media). On June 28th I shared my purpose for posting online at all. God told me years ago, "publish peace". Following those instructions is something I've tried to do, in various forms, for over twenty-five years. To say that it has…

keep going

"The Lord will fight for you, and you won’t need to lift a finger!” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Quit praying and get the people moving! Go Forward!Exodus 14:14-16 TLB If you live long enough you eventually figure out that sometimes the smallest step in the right direction can turn our to be the…

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…

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 have…

a promise

But I promise you, no weapon meant to hurt you will succeed, and you will refute every accusing word spoken against you. This promise is the inheritance of Yahweh’s servants, and their vindication is from me,” says Yahweh.Isaiah 54:17 TPT A prayer of David 1 Protect me, God, for the only safety I know is found in…

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…

if only

"Unbelief can only be conquered by eliminating distractions and focusing on Him and His word."_Barry Bennett Much of what we call a faith battle is really a battle against unbelief. When faith is conceived, there is a knowing and an assurance that we have what we have believed for, even before the manifestation. Unbelief can…

the right way

Many of you know that I've been sharing meditations and devotions from Barry Bennett here on the Cottage Blog for years. I think the first one is dated October 2016! This man of God has taught us so much and we are so grateful for his heart for The Lord. Today he put up another…