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an artful season

Grace and peace on you today Dear Hearts Finally, after five and a half months of ? ? ? — I’m back in my studio this week. I’ve painted a couple of studies and ordered several new art supplies (I’ve come to the conclusion that buying art supplies and actually using them are two separate…

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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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look up!

Grace and peace today Dear Hearts ❤ Today I read the following headline on NBC News: “WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce sweeping new vaccine mandates designed to ramp up pressure on the unvaccinated, putting in place additional mandates for federal workers and health care providers and calling for the private sector to do…

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never drop a leaf

Grace and peace on your Tuesday Dear Hearts Today, as my thoughts wander toward autumn, I am reminded of the first Psalm as it appears in The Message Bible. How well God must like you—you don’t walk in the ruts of those blind-as-bats,you don’t stand with the good-for-nothings,you don’t take your seat among the know-it-alls.…

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my storage shed

Earlier this month (August 2021) I began a study on Luke Chapter 6. Upon arriving at verse 43 the study changed, taking on a whole new life of its own: GOOD Fruit! “You don’t get wormy apples off a healthy tree, nor good apples off a diseased tree. The health of the apple tells the…

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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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Deuteronomy 32:1-3

Grace and peace on you today Dear Hearts I love this passage from The Song of Moses “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak!Let the earth hear the words of my mouth. May my teaching trickle like rain,my speech distill like dew— like gentle rain on new grass, like showers on tender plants.For I…

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1 Peter 1:1-3

Grace and peace on your Wednesday Dear Hearts Today my quiet time was in Peter’s letter to the early Christians, scattered across the known world and under severe persecution. His words resonate in the chaos that is our world right now. Dear friends, God the Father chose you long ago and knew you would become…

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teach me

Grace and peace on your Thursday Dear Hearts ❤️ Today I stumbled upon a quote from George Müller, Christian Evangelist and missionary, who lived from 1805 to 1898. His words resound to us in this season. John, the Beloved Apostle, wrote to the first century church: “about those who would deceive you; the anointing which…

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words to live by

Grace and peace on this terrific Tuesday Dear Hearts I love this verse (Matthew 6:26) but today my thoughts are centered on the words of Jesus as translated by English Bible scholar, translator, author and clergyman J. B. Phillips: “That is why I say to you, don’t worry about living—wondering what you are going to…

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