Contentment

Philippians 4:11: “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” “Contentment” – wow! The power of that word! Someone who is truly content is not lacking anything. It is a perception. It doesn’t mean that person doesn’t have needs or wants, but…

A Marvel Moment

Typical morning experience: eating a bagel while walking to the school. Not so typical morning experience: coming face to face with a hawk. Don’t panic—he wasn’t on the swooping attack mode; he was just chilling on the fence by the dumpster, watching me, well, like a hawk. I probably wouldn’t have noticed him if the…

The Many Hats of a Pastor

Living in a house with four other teachers has its perks. First of all, you have other people right there who go through the same crazy ups and downs that you go through. There’s this whole “I totally know what you’re talking about” thing that makes you feel better just because you know you’re not…

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Up near Bar Harbor, Maine, is a little natural wonder called Bubble Rock. Supposedly, this magnificent rock balances on a precarious ledge, baffling geologists and physicists across the nation. Bubble Rock wasn’t the sole purpose of our trip to Maine that summer—we’d just picked a state to camp in. Bubble Rock was merely the attraction…

Christian Road Rage

Road rage. I’m sure there are a whole lot of images and vivid recollections that come rushing into your brain with those two words. For those of you who are old enough to drive, road rage is something that you have seen and maybe even experienced at one point or another in your driving careers.…