Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

Celebrate The Blessings of Contentment

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
~ William Shakespeare ~

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
~ Philippians 4:11-13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. (wink) My extended time away was needed. All is well.

Nothing gets attention like experiencing little maladies, (stiff joints, hurt knee, one minute hot, next cold, tiredness or fill in the blank); as well as, distractions and the testing of faith, to recognize, as we get older, the mind and body needs proper rest.

The fast pace to keep pushing takes its toll. Stress unchecked accumulates. Less and less time to properly rest. Back in the day, I could get by with four hours of sleep. Not anymore.

Extended time away helped balance things and stuff by being content until……

This week, I celebrate understanding and knowing true contentment through my Lord and Saviour. Praise The Lord.

Contentment is a state of being because I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Contentment, with the good and not so good, knows how to let stuff go. It is, what it is.

Contentment knows those “it” moments are temporary.

Contentment can smile and walk away from angst and foolishness.

Contentment can adapt.

So I plan to write as I can while staying in a state of contentment. (smile)

How about you, what brings you contentment?

Blessings as we keep the faith to keep moving forward. Enjoy your weekend!

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.


  reocochran wrote @

My contentment is found in peaceful prayer and meditation, warmth in a shared meal with family and seeking comfort in nature, Ann. xo {{hugs}}

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Yes, contentment is truly a blessings Robin, especially when it comes from within (smile) Thanks Robin!

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  Tonja Drecker (@TDrecker) wrote @

Glad to hear you got some rest! It’s important to know when we have to slow down. So is being content. That’s a wonderful thing to celebrate!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Tonya, sorry for late responding, the ebbs and flows of aging and adapting to extremely hot weather took its toll on me. Abundant blessings!


  lexacain wrote @

I agree with you completely! (Especially about how those aches ad pains can mount as we age.) I just wish contentment was a bit easier to find. I chase things I like/want and get a bit jealous of others who accomplish more than I do. Flaws I need to work on. Have a lovely weekend!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Lexa, yes, it’s hard. Choosing contentment when the hits just keep on coming is growing that spiritual fruit called long-suffering! I’m a witness (smile) Blessings!


  Godsmanforever wrote @

Hello Ann !! So glad to see U back !! Blessings in Christ, bruce

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Bruce (smile) Blessings!


  Cheryl Turtlemoon wrote @

Good to see you back! Xxx

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Cheryl, I appreciate that (smile) Abundant blessings and enjoy your weekend! {{hugs}}


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  Kristi Ann wrote @

Warm Welcome Back Sister in Christ Jesus ( Yeshua ) Ann!!

Love ❤ Always, YSIC \o/

Kristi Ann

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