Money Isn’t the Only Blessing

Sunshine is a gift that all creatures on the planet enjoy. Three Horses, original oil painting by Steve Henderson.

Years ago, I spoke with a new mom about being lonely, and mentioned that I had experienced my share of that painful condition.

“Oh, I’m not LONELY!” she shot back, as if we were discussing leprosy or something.

You get the same reaction when you admit, “I would love to have a little more money, just to make things easier, you know.”

“Oh, I never pray for MONEY!” insecure Christians counter in alarm.

Oh, come on, people — of course you pray for money. If it weren’t such a pressing need in our lives Jesus wouldn’t have told us not to worry about what we eat, drink, or wear (all of which require money) in Matthew 6: 31.

That being said, many of us have more than we think we do, especially in wealthier countries. And while it’s tempting to pray for enough money that we never have to worry about paying for anything again, we forget that we have access to some very precious treasures that cost little, or nothing. It’s worth recognizing their existence and being grateful:

Please follow the link to 5 Blessings You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Enjoy at my BeliefNet Column, Commonsense Christianity. I would print the whole piece here if I could, but can only post a sample.

Have you written a book, and you’re looking for an image to put on the cover? Steve Henderson’s art is licensed through Art Licensing, and they can help you with the process of getting the right image for your publication. Click on the picture to see available images.

This article is linked to Nourishing Joy, Modest Monday, A Mama’s Story, What Joy Is Mine, Mom’s the Word,Mum Mondays, Missional Call, Manic Monday, Thoughtful SpotRaising HomemakersWholehearted HomeMy Daily Walk in His GraceA Wise WomanA Little R and RWe Are That FamilyDucks in a RowThe Life of Jennifer DawnMy Disorganized LifeCherished BlissWow Me WednesdayLovely Ladies Linkup,  the Joy Dare ProjectTime Warp WifeTable for SevenTitus 2 TuesdayJoyful MotheringKathe with an E,  City FarmhouseThe Shady PorchTurn it up TuesdayGraced SimplicityThriving Thursday, Hearts for Home, Hope in Every Season, I Choose Joy, Jenni Mullinix, Growing in Grace, Katherine’s Corner, All Things with a Purpose, Mom on Demand,

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About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. In addition to her This Woman Writes blog, Carolyn writes a regular art column for FineArtNews, an online newsletter for artists and art collectors.
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2 Responses to Money Isn’t the Only Blessing

  1. Jill says:

    That is one lovely painting! I am going to jump over to read the rest.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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