My wife and I have been reading The Greener Grass Conspiracy by Stephen Altrogge. The subtitle says it all: Finding Contentment on Your Side of the Fence. We have found ourselves greatly helped by its diagnosis and prescription, and would like to give away two copies today to spread the influence. To sign up for the drawing just leave a comment with your name and email address. I promise I will not send you any emails other than the one that says “You’re a Winner!” (if you’re a winner that is), and I will not publish your comment for others to see. The deadline for signing up will be midnight tonight. In the meantime, here’s an excerpt from the book to whet your appetite:
A truly contented man freely and joyfully submits to the will of God for his life. He doesn’t kick and scream against the will of God. He doesn’t murmur and complain about his season or circumstances of life and doesn’t grumble about the things he doesn’t have. A contented man isn’t jealous when he sees others prospering, because he knows that God is always good to him. The contented man knows that it doesn’t honor God to only tolerate singleness or sickness or broken dreams. Contentment freely and joyfully submits to God’s will.