READ: “But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” 1 Tim 6.8.

THINK: Our basic needs are few, but greed always wants more. The Christians becomes rich by being content with what he has. Contentment comes “when we escape the servitude of things” (Wm. Barclay). Having God, the saint has everything, Heb 13.5. He is the only good of the faithful, Psa 16.2. Greed is never satisfied, Prov 30.15-16. Continue reading

Here’s a little item for the kids,  going out through the UPLift – Your Day to Shine email list.

I’m Glad

by J. Randal Matheny
Copyright (c) 2010

I tell you the truth, unless you turn around
and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven!
–Jesus Christ, Matthew 18:3 NET

I like the patter of rain, a thundery storm,
And clear blue skies with sun that makes me warm. Continue reading


In order to have simplicity, it is necessary to have faith in God’s care. The desire to have more arises, at least, in part, from insecurity.

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:5 ESV

The key to simplicity is contentment with what one has. Continue reading