"I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." ~Philippians 4:11-13

how to know
to be brought low
and contentment still abound

to live with plenty
house, cars, and money
yet heart on steady ground

writ from jail
in ages past
Paul's words to me cry out

a secret claimed
what is its name?
why do I feel such doubt?

contentment's fleeting
the gift grows old
before the wrapping falls

yet still I chase
evasive rest
as to my life it calls

giving thanks
this secret now revealed

here my mind
surrenders strife
here my heart is healed

His gifts are many
plenty or want
so sing, my soul, out LOUD

His glory mine
love . . mercy . . grace
once lost

I have been found

My gratitude is no secret . .

121. courage to pursue dreams
122. courage to facilitate my children's dreams
123. peace as we prepare to list our house
124. children who hunger for truth
125. apple cake with black walnuts
126. packed full weekend and an overflowing life
127. running again with Em
128. HUGE spider on porch and the beautiful web he'll make
129. Daniel's success
130. friends who love my kids

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