There is an old saying that goes, “the grass is always greener on the other side.” We live in a culture of comparison. I genuinely feel sorry for married women who have to see all the “cover girls” on magazines every time they go through the checkout lane at a store. The not-so-subtle message of … More Greener on the other side?
One secret to having contentment is realizing that you don’t actually own your stuff: You are just managing it for God. In America, we grow up with a strong sense of personal ownership of our possessions. If you grew up with siblings, you will remember yelling at your brother or sister, “That is mine!” I … More “My” Truck
Several years ago while on a trip to Dallas, Texas, I heard a minister preach a good sermon about contentment. This preacher had always wanted to buy a nice little Honda self-propelled push mower to mow his yard. He thought If I just had one of those mowers, mowing the yard would be enjoyable. I … More If I just had . . .
We live in a very discontented society, surrounded by discontented people. The media constantly tell us not to be content with what we have. We are constantly told that we need a newer car, a more powerful computer, a smarter phone, and cooler clothes. We never seem to have enough of anything. But then we … More Talk back to the TV!