The simple life


One of my favorite shows on television is “Duck Dynasty”.  On it the duck commander was a well known football player that had been signed by the NFL out of college but turned down the money and fame to answer his calling as a english teacher and also to make an unique duck call.  Each call would be hand carved out of wood and then two small reeds would be placed on the inside and then the finishing part would be added and tuned.  He went on to make millions of dollars out of this and never once looked back on the life he could have lead.  Along with this he also spent time hunting and teaching his family about the Lord.  All of his children have master degrees and word in the duck empire.  They have beautiful families and grandchildren.  The entire family tour to places in the world talking not of the millions that they made but about their love for the Lord and the simple lives that they live.  It is fascinating.

My husband and I spend hours laughing until our stomachs hurt after every episode.  But you know something, they have it figured out.  They have everything they need, they hunt for their food, live off the land and have meals together giving thanks to the Lord every day.  They don ‘t drive flashy cars, wear flashy dress or live in extravagance.  They are rich in other things.  

Their life style is so fascinating to so many of us and we could really learn a lot from them.  

I pray that God would give the ability to look at what I have and be content.  I pray that he never makes me envious of what others have.  Envy is a sin and it is exhausting.  I want to be content with what I have and give all the thanks to the Lord for it. I could have more, yet I am content with everything I have and I hope it stays that way.  

About Denise Burdett

The child inside of me wants to create something beautiful everyday. I love to sketch, paint using watercolor or acrylics, photograph fun and odd things, sew or sculpture with clay. I also find it fun to blog and write about things that are relevant to me and my family. I pour countless hours of myself into my art because it is something I am able to escape in. I love to read books,write stories and illustrate stories. I am very passionate about my love for God. He has brought me through so much in my life: The good, the bad, and the ugly. It is because of his faithfulness that I am who I am today and all that I have is because of Him.

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