Tag: contentment

  • Slippery When Happy

    Slippery When Happy

    It was the fall of 2007, and many of my friends were upgrading to a new Apple device called the iPhone. I marveled at the 3.5′ multi-touch screen and the little square icons called apps. Suddenly, my Motorola flip phone seemed out-of-date. A few years later, someone in the waiting room at my doctor’s office […]

  • Too Many Coats

    Too Many Coats

    When the weather starts to turn cold it happens –the students at my elementary school start losing their coats and hoodies. Most of the time it’s innocent enough; kids get too hot on the playground, or in the gym, and the coats come off. Sometimes they remember to pick them up. Sometimes they don’t. The […]

  • When Little is Much

    When Little is Much

    Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16 (NIV) I had a friend in grad school who came from a rather wealthy family. I’ll call him Howard, because, to middle class me, he may as well have been Howard Hughes. His parents had a cabin in the […]