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it’s fun again!

A day to remember. After months of wrestling with the settings and situations on the Blog where I’ve written  our story since 2012 I am finally, at long last, satisfied with what’s happening. New Beginnings can be a huge blessing! In actuality nanaellen.com was first uploaded in November of 1996 but there have been so…

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help ! please

Thanks for dropping by. I love your visits But something is seriously broken in the comments section of the site. Would you be so kind as to try leaving a comment on this post? And if it isn’t working go to Contentment Cottage on Facebook and let me know what you experienced. Thanks for your…

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be optomistic

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. _ Dietrich Bonhoeffer We all have moments…

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new year…old baggage

Today’s devotional was written by an old friend of ours. It struck such a note in my Spirit that I must share it with you here. Thank you Pastor Jack…for showing me that the Lord never intended that I simply open up my old baggage, examine the contents, fold it all up, return it to…

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another do over

Well…I’ve just spent the past two days doing this “Contentment Cottage Blog” over. Again! You won’t notice much on the surface. It’s all in the coding.  If you don’t know what that means, right click on the page and ‘view the source’ code. Not sure how that is gonna translate to your ‘smart phone’ but…

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end of the drought

Welcome Rain! California isn’t the only area suffering from a long-term drought.  If you have been a follower at my “Cottage” for any length of time, you know posts have been few and far between for the past couple of years!  And non-existent since late in 2015.  Lots of reasons [uh…excuses?…] for the sparse posts. The reason for…

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bibliography

All scriptures quoted on The Contentment Cottage Blog are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV), unless otherwise noted: Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV) Published by Zondervan Corp. Grand Rapids, MI 49500 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 64-17541 Women of Faith Study Bible (NIV) New International Version Published by Zondervan…

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less is more

Today’s goal was to simplify and unclutter my life. Step one – LESS is MORE – Although one is often not enough, two are often too many. ♥ As a result I just now hit DELETE on two facebook pages and two blogs. Too many! After today my personal timeline and nanaellen.com will be enough. Step…

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maturity is an art

Maturity is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence. Maturity is patience. It is the willingness to pass up immediate pleasures in favor of a long-term gain. Maturity is perseverance, the ability to sweat out a project or a situation in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging setbacks. Maturity is the capacity…

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transferred

Another sleepless night! So? Is that God’s way of saying, “we need to talk.” If it’s You Lord – what do I need to hear? I’m perfectly certain there is a perfectly good reason for Your call. You always have a perfectly good reason. Everything You do is perfect. For right now, let me try…

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