The Important "Stuff"

As parents, Mark and I sometimes forget to remember the important stuff.  
We get caught up in providing this perfect childhood for our kids.

We constantly remind ourselves that they have everything they need.
They have parents who love them, pray for them, and spend time with them.
They have a home and food to eat.
They have siblings to play with every day.

How quickly deception rolls in and makes me think that they need more stuff to bring contentment.
I fall for it every time, even as an adult. 
I need something more than what I have to make me happy.
In the end, all it does is spur greed and collect dust.  

That is the hard part of living in this fast paced, techno-world.
It steals the simplicity of just living, and creates the desire to want what we see.

We are striving for contentment around here.
A mindset that works toward appreciation of what we have and not a mindset of wanting.
I find that when we enjoy our blessings, life tends to slow down.
We aren't chasing the next thing.
We soak up the time we have and don't wish it away.



  1. Just what I needed to hear today! Sometimes it feels like a daily struggle!

  2. Just what I needed to hear today! Sometimes it feels like a daily struggle!

  3. ahhh, contentment. 'Tis a blessed thing. Thank you for your words, your thoughts today!

  4. I absolutely love this post. It's so true; contentment is so difficult in this fast paced world, and it's good to remember to just BE sometimes.
    PS: your kiddos are adorable :)

  5. This is so true and something that we should remind ourselves of often...less is indeed more :-)
    May God bless your desire to find contentment in the good gifts He has given rather than the next great thing the world offers.

  6. Stopping by from Growing Home this time...

    Contentment and the pursuit of it has been somewhat of a "theme" for me this year. Like you, I don't want to waste today because I'm too busy dreaming about tomorrow.

    Great post!