Friday, June 10, 2011

Content with Circumstances

In the book I am currently reading, Calm My Anxious Heart, by Linda Dillow, the author emphasizes the importance of seeking contentment, no matter what your circumstances are.   Contentment is internal, and can be found through perspective, attitude and faith; it should not be sought through external occurrences and things, for this will surely disappoint.  The following scripture was quoted in this book, a good summary of the author’s point:

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds.   Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
(Phillippians 4:7-8)

While loading all the pictures below (there are lots, since I have not been on here for awhile!), I realized just how much I have to be content about.    When I forget, and get bogged down with the external circumstances that are often out of my control, I will look at these pictures of my dear Lucy, and my wonderful family, and remind myself of all that is true, and right, and pure and lovely…
Memorial Day at the park...

and the parade.... "is all this candy really mine?"

A hot evening spent in Hyde Park...

Lucy loved the water fountain!

Lucy's first Cincinnati Reds game!

We made it on the jumbo tron!

Lucy loved all the music and activity at the game. 

Lucy getting cozy at a great little neighborhood book store.
Home to Indy for cousin Lindsay's 8th grade graduation.

I love my cousin Josh...

and my Aunt Lisa!

Congratulations Lindsay!

Lucy wants to be one of the graduates!

My Dad is a rock star among all of Lindsay's friends.

He will miss seeing all you gals at mass every week.

We are so proud of you Lindsay!

We are truly blessed.

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