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We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ -- Romans 8:37-39
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Changing Leaves, Moose Hunting, and Contentment

Isn’t fall such a spectacular time of the year??  Colorado in fall is without a doubt a great place to witness the creative work of God in nature.  And those changing leaves paint quite the landscape!   The Grand Mesa and Glade Park have always been a couple of favorite places of mine to see the fall colors. 

But this year, I tried something new.  I went to the…East Slope to view the colors.  I REALLY didn’t need to drive that far; but in actuality, I was in northern Colorado on a rare cow moose hunt (now you know why I wasn’t doing the morning show recently).   The fall colors show up a few weeks earlier there than they do out here, and they were spectacular! The moose hunt itself…well suffice to say that it was fun…but I was unsuccessful in an area I ought to have been successful.  I was bummed. 

On that drive home, I had an inner wrestling between being content and frustrated.  I couldn’t help but think about all the time, effort, expense, and time away from my family, that I had spent on this hunt, just to come up empty handed.  But the book of Ecclesiastes kept popping into my mind reminding me that an awful lot in this life is vanity; and it's so much more important to simply love God, honor Him, and to be content with our lot in life.

1 Timothy 6:6 says “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 

“OK Lord, I didn’t harvest a moose, but I am young enough I may still get another try, I got to see some amazing country, some amazing animals, and I got to spend time with a couple of my favorite people scouting this country, and hunting it as well.  And now I am headed home to my real blessing, my family.” 

Do  I have this contentment thing in the bag?  Well…no.  But now I am trying.  I do think Contentment and Thanksgiving are close relatives.  So how about a challenge?  Join me, and let’s dust off our old friend “Contentment” this month. 

-Dave Andrews
KJOL Station Manager

Dave Andrews-Dave Andrews
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