“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13 NIV
In this famous passage of scripture Paul emphasizes the
value of being content in every circumstance that life sends our way. I have to admit that I am still in the learning
phase, especially as it pertains to the heat of our Las Vegas summer.
Gary and I enjoyed an amazing three weeks in Montana. It was
a joy to share about our mission work as we reconnected with friends, family,
ministry partners and made some new connections. We are grateful to everyone that invited us
to share and generously blessed us with their love and financial resources.
Montana had a cool Spring with lots of rain, leaving the
mountains green and lush with a light topping of snow on a few peaks. Rivers
and lakes had high water levels, which we enjoyed as friends took us out boating
The weather was just about as perfect as we could hope for
with a variety of clouds, rain and sun that never raised the temperature over
85 degrees. Back home in Las Vegas, it
is hot and dry with triple digit temperatures forecast through August. While we are grateful for air conditioning, we
can’t help longing for the fresh, cool Montana air.
Mark your calendar for Sunday August 30th at 9 a.m. and ll a.m. Pacific Time – Gary will
be speaking at Meadows Fellowship, our home
church here in Las Vegas. You can find
the video link at MeadowsLV.com Gary Richards.
You can also watch my recent devotional teaching on YouTube ‘God’s Got This'.
Our prayer is that your soul experiences contentment in
whatever circumstance you find yourself. “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14