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 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 

1 Timothy 6:6-7 (NKJV)


From this morning’s pen and messy journal…




I know I need less…

Instagram and more InstaGOD

and by that  I mean,


scrolling through scripture

more than Instagram feeds,

savoring your goodness

and less salivating over


sensuous shots

of all the things I don’t really need

but have to have,

after seeing.


Contentment is evasive when

you’re searching for the next thing,


eyes are hungry to devour beauty


but the beauty of the Lord brings

godliness AND contentment,


satisfies our ravenous appetites

for more,




softens the edges of the hard

frame of this world-

brings a smile to the soul,

joy to the spirit.


Your beauty, Lord brings peace

to the stable of our minds

where Christ resides

and longs to birth

newness of life

in us…



You CAN find me on Instagram where I share my meanderings along the way and struggle to stay focused on Scripture MORE than  salivating over  those succulent images of beauty  found on Social Media.



Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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