Archive for July 2nd, 2013


Well, just when we thought it was simply going to pass us by, summer has arrived.

This seems to happen each summer … the weather seems to get less summery as June comes to a close, then, as if on schedule for Canada Day celebrations, a heat wave arrives about July 1, and lasts all of July.

Yesterday’s temperatures in the the thirties (or mid to high eighties, for the imperial among us) had me saying over and over, “I will NOT complain about the heat.” This is something I am very conscious about, as I always complain about the rain, and I do not want to seem to be unhappy with all weather conditions.

The light of the sun is so energy giving … and so energy sapping.

I now feel as though I need to seek the shade, like I sought the sun just weeks … just days ago.

We humans really are very difficult to please.

We want what we had yesterday, rather than appreciating what we have today.

The gifts of the present are not seen as valuable as the gifts of tomorrow.

Hebrews 13:5 says, “be content with what you have.”

Do we know and understand what it is to be content? Does our sinful nature prevent us from being content?

If we are are told to “be content with what you have” than that is the goal … contentment is where the sun meets the shady places. Contentment is that place where we can be sweating buckets, and then a cool breeze blows past, cooling us enough to remind us to be content.

That is the what Paul spoke of when he said,“not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need” (Philippians 4:11-12).

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