Download and read online Chasing Contentment in PDF and EPUB Recovering the Lost Art of Contentment The biblical practice of contentment can seem like a lost art—something reserved for spiritual giants but out of reach for the rest of us. In our discontented age—characterized by impatience, overspending, grumbling, and unhappiness—it’s hard to imagine what true contentment actually looks (and feels) like. But even the apostle Paul said that he learned to be content in any and every circumstance. Paul’s remarkable contentment was something grown and developed over time. In Chasing Contentment, Erik Raymond helps us understand what biblical contentment is—the inward gracious spirit that joyfully rests in God’s providence—and then how we learn it. Giving us practical guidance for growing in contentment in various areas of our lives, this book will encourage us to see contentment as a priority for all believers. By God’s grace, it is possible to pursue the high calling of contentment and anchor our joy in God himself rather than our changing circumstances.
Download and read online Chasing Contentment in PDF and EPUB In this immensely practical and encouraging book, Erik Raymond establishes what contentment is and how to learn it, teaching us to trust in the God who keeps his promises rather than our changing circumstances.
Download and read online Chasing Contentment in PDF and EPUB The biblical practice of contentment can seem like a lost art--something reserved for spiritual giants but out of reach for the rest of us today. In our discontented age--characterized by impatience, overspending, grumbling, and unhappiness--it's hard to imagine what true contentment actually looks (and feels) like. But even the apostle Paul said that he learned to be content in whatever circumstance. Paul's remarkable contentment, in any and every situation, was something that was grown and developed. In Chasing Contentment, Erik Raymond helps us understand what biblical contentment is--the inward gracious spirit that joyfully rests in God's providence--and then how we learn it. Giving us practical guidance for growing in contentment in various areas in our lives, this book will encourage us to see contentment as a priority for all believers. By God's grace, it is actually possible to pursue the high calling of contentment and anchor our joy in God himself, rather than our changing circumstances.
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Download and read online The Greener Grass Conspiracy in PDF and EPUB There is a cosmic conspiracy affecting every person who has ever lived. The world, our hearts, and Satan himself conspire to steal our happiness. These powerful agents breed discontentment with our possessions, relationships, jobs, and circumstances. Altrogge writes from his own experience. He argues that while discontentment assaults us from every direction, its promises are empty. “If only’s” may offer happiness, satisfaction, or a better life, but on their own they can’t deliver. With humor and honesty, Altrogge helps us do battle with discontentment by steering us back to the central truths of the gospel. He addresses issues like complaining and idolatry and reminds us of all that we have, and will have, in Christ. Readers will be drawn to his winsome writing and practical application. Discussion questions follow each chapter, making this book a useful resource for small groups.
Download and read online Chasing Slow in PDF and EPUB You’re here, but you want to be there. So you spend your life narrowing this divide, and you call this your race, your journey, your path. You live your days tightening your boot straps, wiping the sweat from your brow, chasing undiscovered happiness just around the bend. Higher! Faster! Better! Stronger! And on and on you run. Viral sensation and HGTV.com star Erin Loechner knows about the chase. Before turning 30, she'd built a fan base of one million women worldwide and earned the title “The Nicest Girl Online” as she was praised for her authentic voice and effortless style. The New York Times applauded her, her friends and church admired her, and her husband and baby adored her. She had arrived at the ultimate destination. So why did she feel so lost? In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle—one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs—her husband's brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism—Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace. Life's answers are not always hidden where they seem. It's time to venture off the beaten path to see that we’ve already been given everything we need. We've already arrived. You see? You'll see.
Download and read online Chasing Famous Living the Life You ve Always Auditioned for in PDF and EPUB Have you ever considered your life as an audition? Regardless of who or where we are, we are constantlyoften unconsciouslyauditioning for a part. Loving wife. Amazing employee. Crafting queen. Socialite. All we really want is to be loved, affirmed, and accepted. What if we could learn to live the life we have always been auditioning for without all the stress? Chasing Famous is a redemptive book that teaches us how to take the focus off ourselves and shift it back on to the glory of God. Written by a professional actress who readily admits that she is the most self-centered person she knows, Chasing Famous provides practical and sometimes humorous examples of scriptural truth that will help you master the natural self-centered tendencies of life. Once you've mastered these issuesand you canyour story will turn the spotlight on God where, you'll soon discover, what it means to truly live.
Download and read online Made for Us in PDF and EPUB Book #1 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase's dazzling new series: Meet The Shaughnessy Brothers Can't make time for love? The Shaughnessy brothers have spent the years since their mother's untimely death taking care of each other and trying to make their father proud. Oldest son Aidan is hard-working, handsome, successful-and still single. Sure, he'd like to have his own family someday, but who has the time? She'll show him how to find it Zoe Dalton, a stunning designer Aidan meets on one of his construction jobs, has the beauty and heart to make Aidan realize how much he could be missing. But it's not easy to break down walls you've spent years building up. Now there's a major storm bearing down on the North Carolina coast, and it could be catalyst enough to force Aidan and Zoe into some major decisions of the heart. What readers love about Samantha Chase: "I laughed, cried, felt excitement and sadness, all in a good way." "Great story line and strong characters." "Great characters. Sweet romance.
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Download and read online Hardwiring Happiness in PDF and EPUB Recent scientific breakthroughs have revealed that what we think and feel changes the brain. Dr Rick Hanson’s Hardwiring Happiness is the first book to show how to transform the simple positive experiences of daily life into neural structures that promote lasting health, contentment, love and inner peace. To keep our ancestors alive, our brain evolved a ‘negativity bias’, which lets positive experiences flow through it like water through a sieve. Yet positive experiences are the building blocks needed for health, happiness and fulfilling relationships. Drawing on neuroscience and the contemplative traditions, Hardwiring Happiness shows how to overcome that negativity bias and get those good experiences into the brain where it can use them, providing the tools we need to heal old wounds, develop our inner resources and, ultimately, transform our lives.
Download and read online Chasing Mystery in PDF and EPUB Chasing Mystery is an exploration into how the Bible negotiates the presence and absence of God in the hopes of forging a path in the modern situation where absences often seem more pressing than presences. Amid the prevailing skepticism and restlessness, says Walsh, we must relearn the skill of trust in reading Scripture. The aim is to experience God through holy writing.
Download and read online A Journey Toward Contentment in PDF and EPUB A Journey Toward Contentment is designed to help readers see that the Scriptures are alive and active. The inspired Word of God is love letters written with you in mind, from the heart of God. These love letters will activate your soul to bring comfort, encouragement, tenderness, and rest. You can find contentment through the journey of life when you understand that your strength comes from God. Faith is the foundation of your contentment, when you comprehend that you serve an all-powerful, all-wise, and all-good God. Your faith must be tested, so you grasp the depth of His love and faithfulness to you, His child, whom He made with meticulous care. May you hold fast to the encouragement of the Scriptures and treasure the living hope, the anchor of your soul. His kingdom is coming! May each woman who embarks on this journey learn to live loved. For when we are filled and flooded with God, then we have learned to be content in whatever circumstance or situation that comes into our lives (Ephesians 3:19).
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Download and read online The Pursuit of Happiness in PDF and EPUB 'Essential reading. So funny, so relevant, so fascinating ... I loved it' Marian Keyes 'A whip-sharp British Bill Bryson' Sunday Times When British journalist Ruth Whippman moved to America it seemed that everyone she met was obsessed with one thing: finding happiness. Americans spend more money and energy on becoming happier than anyone on earth, but yet they are some of the least happy people in the developed world. So Ruth sets off on a journey to work out what’s going wrong, and most importantly what lessons we can all learn about what truly makes for a happy life. From nearly falling apart during a controversial self-help course promising total transformation, to investigating a 'happiness city' in the Nevada desert, spending time with the Mormons in Utah to exploring the darker truths behind the positive psychology movement, Ruth tries it all. Along the way she stumbles upon a more effective, less anxiety inducing path to contentment.