Scattered Seeds

Today’s Devotional – We Don’t Need a Lot to Live in Abundance

Drawn from my archives

I’ve come to learn over time that we don’t need a perfect life to live in abundance. The things that we’re most thankful for can’t be bought in a store or cashed in at the bank. The best gifts are the ones knit together in love–the family God gives us, our friends, and of course God Himself.

I’m reminded of growing up in a family of 8. With a grade three education, my dad didn’t make all that much money. Yet somehow they made enough to feed us and clothe us and take care of our needs.

I was too young to remember, but I’ve heard stories about the cardboard door with the hinges that Dad made to give Mom her privacy. The pot handle he fixed with a wooden spool from her sewing box. And the time a family in need camped out on our kitchen floor for a month.

We didn’t have a lot, but we had each other. We had laughter, we had love, we had couch snuggles and stories around the table… Most importantly we had a God working in us and through us to make our small house a home.

It is not how much we havebut how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. — Charles Spurgeon

Tilling the Soil

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DARLENE SCHACHT is an award-winning and NYT best-selling author. She is the founder of Time-Warp Wife Ministries, an online publication that encourages women to live Christ-centered lives.

Her passion for scripture and hunger for truth is the driving force behind a unique ministry that offers Bible studies and daily marriage prayers. Darlene is joined by her husband Michael on the daily podcast “5-Minute Marriage.”

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