This afternoon's power outage in Lansing, Michigan gave me an adrenaline rush that I hadn't asked for
I'm saving song about the Third Street Bridge in Bay City for my grandkids

Super-wife and I have enrolled in the "school of contentment"

Jeff Manion's new book on contentment
This is the textbook for our "school of contentment"

There are certain things keeping super-wife and me from being really contented.  I see one of them everytime I look out our living room window this morning and see the deep Michigan gray and when I think of round two of the polar vortex coming tonight which will bring single-digit temps.

Sometime during the day today one of us will talk about how nice it would be to live in Florida where on the coldest day a light jacket would be sufficient.  And if your local utility has a power outage, your main concern is about humidity.  Life would be so much more comfortable, we like to think.

Those kinds of thoughts that seem to permeate lots of life areas are the topic of a series of sermons at our church by Jeff Manion, our pastor.  Today is lesson one and there will be homework and projects.

There's a textbook--Satisfied, Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption.  He wrote it in a way that's incredibly relevant to everyday life.