Thanks to Lori’s challenge I have put some thoughts together – what does bring contentment to our family.

 

I believe the contentment we are talking about is a sense of relaxation, happy with the world.  We should find a place where we can be content in our spirit, not because of our circumstances but because GOD IS!   This position is the real challenge.

 

But I notice our family is content:  When we're not rushing.  When we have plenty of time to prepare for whatever we are doing.  Camping.  Pizza and a video/dvd. 

 

Though our family loves to be with other people we are also content to be by ourselves either as a family or as individuals.

 

 

For DH – he is content when he has the opportunity to make something, when he is out camping, when he is reading (for relaxation not business!)

 

For Me – I am content when I scrapbook, and when I sew and stitch, when I have my teeth into some study, when I have people around.

 

Josh (12) is content when he is reading, writing or playing cricket.

 

Jess (11) is content when she is organising or tidying something, reading or doing crafts, when she has people around to talk to or bless.

 

Nomi (8) is content when she is performing, or making stuff – of an artistic bent

 

Daniel (6) is content when he is making something – more of a building / technology bent, fixing stuff, riding his bike or spending energy in some form.

 

 

 

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