I don't know about you but I'm ready for Spring!
Taking my 13 year old son to school this morning it was foggy and drizzling and yucky.  And the thick of Winter hit me.  I usually make it to about mid-January each year and begin to wish for Spring... wish I lived someplace where it's warm year round.  Lately, my drafty old farmhouse has seemed a bit dreary.  I have even found myself wishing for a different house or money enough to transform the one I have...  Which, of course, leads me to thoughts of how to build the business and bits of jealousy over who may be doing it better... those more popular, etc.  Wondering once again at how easily this discontentment seeps in.

This morning the dj on K-Love was talking about her theme word for the year.... a word that she felt God had given her to focus on for 2011.  I wondered at what my word should be.  It seemed that maybe it should be something like "transform" or "energetic" or "tireless".  Something to motivate me to do more, be more.  But before the red light could change to green, a word popped in my mind..

(image by: Running In Heels)
con·tent 2 (kn-tnt) adj.
1. Desiring no more than what one has; ease of mind; the act of making oneself satisfied.
Godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Tim 6:6)


  1. perfect word. I think when we are thankful and secure in what God has given us, then we're in a place where He can speak to us, lead us, and then move us forward.

  2. perfect word.....and u have a beautiful home...filled with love and amazing character.....and your buisiness sense and style creates much envy as well...although u may think u r not doing it right...at times......others see something entirely different. U r doing an outstanding job :)

  3. Great word. Mine for this year is GRATITUDE.

  4. I live where it is warm year round and it does have it drawbacks. Maybe live where it is warm in the winter and back to your home state when it's summer, yeah that's a good plan.

    Content is a good word and I strive every day to be content with what I'm given, what I have and every day blessings.

  5. What a lovely post. You know what? My pastor was talking about contentment in his message yesterday!! I love that word. I think you chose well :) :) You do so wonderfully at what you do, especially what I see on your blog here. It's fantastic ;) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  6. I love the feeling of being content. So often i leave that feeling lying in the dust as I scurry to do all these things I think need to be done, This very cold afternoon I have been sitting in front of the fire, reading a good book, and I am content. a good word

  7. What a great post...even with the winter blues (or grays). I love the idea of having a theme word for the year...I am going to think on that for a liitle bit and decide what word will help me become a better wife,mother,daughter,sister...just a better person! Thanks for the post and the motivation...something I really needed! Have a great day :-)

  8. Wonderful post and thought. Oh, to be like the apostle Paul and say we have learned to be content in everything. Sigh. I have so far to go.....

    Huggs, Margo

  9. Thanks so much for the inspiring post... you said it so well.
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

  10. thanks for visiting my blog!
    love the looks of it!
    Happy evening!

  11. Lovely post :) .
    My word is Praise ... and yes I'm ready for spring, too!

  12. I so agree! I am really over with the cold and the snow here!


  13. Hebrews 13:5...be content with such things as ye have, for He has said I will never leave you nor forsake you. My most favorite verse:) How comforting those words are. I always love to pop in and see your lovely blog...always encouraging and inspiring....Blessings~~Shine

  14. polly, that is a great word, and now i am inspired to find one of my own. it is true that living in a state where it is warm all the time gets to be too much sometimes believe it or not.



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  16. It is hard to be content in mid January! I have shared your feelings, but know it is not helpful to be negative!

    Great post and I am so happy I found your enticing blog!
    ♥ Jil

  17. Stopped by today on a random blog hopping moment, and took a few minutes to read your thoughts. Love your mix of style and God's word. I am now a new follower and look forward to visiting often. xo Pam


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