Friday, July 06, 2007

1 Timothy 6:6




"Godliness with contentment is great gain."



True contentment is a real, even an active, virtue---not only affirmative but creative. It is the power of getting out of any situation all there is in it."


- G.K. Chesterton

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great 4th. Looks like a lot of fun. I liked your prayer at the end of your post.

Happy "B" day this coming Tuesday. And no fair editing Rachel's comments. We want to know all the details - the one's you probably won't tell us.

(By the way, since I'm being nosy, I've noticed some references to BTW on some of the comments. Pretty sure about the B & W, but am curious about the T.)

Prayers and always wishing you the best.

R......, your OTF
(I know I'm being evasive - nothing sinister - just keeping harmony at home - and avoiding a lot of ribbing for being a geezer groupie.)

Gem said...

That was a great quote! And a beautiful picture! I love your blog, Bethany! (This is maybe the fourth or fifth time I say it... but it's true!)

Bethany said...

Wow Richard! You keep close tabs on up and coming birthdays! :D

Conerning the 'BTW'.....it just signifies "by the way." Absolutely nothing to do with photography or my full name!

BrittLeigh said...

What a GREAT way to define contentment! I love that quote! Thanks so much for sharing that. And what a BEAUTIFUL picture!! (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

OK - I really missed an easy one that time. Someone is going to have to print up a Geezer Guide to Computer Shortcuts. Large print please.

As for birthdays, I'm usually pretty bad at that. But one time when I read your part of the family bio your birthday connected with something and was easy to remember.

Hope you have a wonderful day. And you definitely deserve some chocolate.

Richard

Liz Brown said...

Thank you for that! :)

Emily h. said...

Thanks for that verse Bethany!
I have been thinking about that verse alot lately, and it was neat to see it on your blog too. Today I was talking with my Dad about contentment, and the idea came up that being discontent is like saying that God is not really enough or good enough. Hence, when we are living in a state of contentment, could we not also say that we are living to the world that God is good? Just a thought. Thank you again for the encouragement!
Emily

Rachel Marie said...

Wow, Bethany... that was really good... lovely picture, and good quote! Amen! How true! Thanks for posting!

Rachel Marie said...

Oooh, TODAY is your birthday, Bethany??? Well, if it is, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :)