Are You Content?

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.” – Hebrews 13:5

My two-week obsession with moving began after reading an article about how every serious writer should have a dedicated workspace. Suddenly my laptop on the kitchen table seemed very unprofessional and inadequate. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I was that I needed an office.

I drove neighborhoods, looked up houses online, called and met with our Realtor, and made plans to put our house on the market. It was exciting at first. However, soon I felt overwhelmed.

A few days later when I was vacuuming, I realized how much I really do love our house. When I look around, my mind is flooded with memories. The hardwood flooring in our bedroom reminds me of a time when my husband’s parents were visiting from New York. Justin and his dad installed the floor together, which was a special time for them. The color on the living room walls takes me back to a snowy January several years ago when Justin and I trudged up the street to Sherwin Williams despite the bitterly cold temperatures. We were in “project mode,” and a little blizzard wasn’t going to stop us! That was such a fun day, and we still laugh about it.

My kitchen is one place that I’m especially attached to, not only because I enjoy cooking but also because of what my kitchen represents. Evidence of my husband’s love is all over the place – the pendant lighting he hung above our table, the countertops he remodeled for my birthday this year, and the island he bought me a few Christmases ago.

While there are times when I wish we had more space, when it would be great to have a basement so the kids could run around and play, or to be able to write in my own office, I’m thankful for the home we have. God gave us this house, and it is perfect. I’m satisfied. I’m content. There’s no place I’d rather be.

· the state of being satisfied with your situation in life


  1. Love this.