When we first moved into our home six years ago…I LOVED it! I was so excited to have this great big huge 100 year old house…with six bedrooms and a huge yard and old ornate windows and a newly re-done kitchen.
The fact that this house was old didn’t bother me…old houses have lots of character. And, the previous owners completely remodeled many of the rooms and re-did the hardwood floors throughout the house…beautiful!
I still love my house…which has become our home.
But, sometimes…I don’t love it as much as I used to love it…
Funny thing about old houses. They have lots of quirks. And this house has a long list.
I won’t tell you our plumbing issues…but, well…we have some.
Those beautiful, ornate windows? Really drafty.
Some of the cracks and crevices throughout the house have dirt in them from the dust storms of the 1930’s. And I guess they always will.
Many of the walls are plaster…ever taken old wallpaper off of plaster?!
And you know our huge yard that I was once so excited to have? Now I want it to be bigger…and to have a nice fence around it…
And the whole house and the huge yard…I want it to be a few miles out in the country so that we can have some chickens for the boys to take care of…and so that we can plant an orchard…and so that my garden can be bigger…
So…this is where my mind goes occasionally.
Instead of looking around me at the beautiful home that I have…and simply being content.
And not only being content…but realizing that I have a lot more than most.
Because there are people in other countries…and people in this country who would be happy to simply have a bed.
And I have two extras.
And a lot of extra other stuff too.
So I will work to be content.
Because when I look around at what I really have…how could I NOT be?
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6
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