All too often, I find myself dwelling on all of the things I don't have: a bigger house, a nicer car, a new purse... And in doing so, I forget about all the ways that God has blessed me (which are many).

Paul wrote in Philippians 4:12, "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."

The irony, however, is that I am living "in plenty." I have just had a covetous attitude. So, in an effort to live a more thankful and content life, I decided to take a look at all the things around my house that I love, rather than focus on what I don't like or want to change. 


Krista said...

AMEN, sister! LOVE your black-n-white collage of your favorite things!! Great idea! I might have to copy that sometime! I'm SO behind on bloggin' . . . hopefully, I can catch up this evening! (I have a TON of pictures from our camping trip . . . Imagine that!!)

mamamia said...

Hi there! I have officially linked you to my blog from this post. If you would like, I would be honored if you would encourage your readers to play along. It was so refreshing for me to walk around my house with my camera purposefully looking for things that I absolutely cherish. It made me realize that I have some good stuff.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding us all that we have so much. I love to decorate and redo and improve as much as the next gal; however, it can not come at the expense of our families' present or our future.

Thanks and I LOVE your site!