l e n t :: day6_settle


   ˈsedl/,  verb

  1. resolve or reach an agreement about (an argument or problem)
    1. “every effort was made to settle the dispute”
    2.   synonyms: resolve, sort out, solve, clear up, end, fix, work out, iron out, straighten out, set right, rectify, remedy, reconcile; informal patch up
      1. “they settled the dispute”
  1. adopt a more steady or secure style of life, especially in a permanent job and home.
    1. “one day I will settle down and raise a family” 


For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

Psalm 119:89-90 KJV

He changes rivers into a desert, springs into thirsty ground, and fertile ground into a layer of salt because of the wickedness of the people living there.  He changes deserts into lakes and dry ground into springs.  There he settles those who are hungry, and they build cities to live in.

Psalm 107:33-36 God’s Word

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

Thomas Merton

“Get ‘Em Settled”

Title of an article in Beef Magazine discussing how to ensure impregnation of young heifers 

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Jim Rohn

If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.

C.S. Lewis, “The Weight of Glory”

What does “settle” mean to you?  What definition speaks your language?

Published by magdalenemastin

Hi! I'm Magdalene. I am a mom of three, wife of one, food-grower, -planter and -eater (my favorite part, of course), sewer, organizer, mover, musician, and relational, intentional, sustainability-focused woman. In 2015 I returned to the small organic farm I grew up on in central Indiana after an eight year honeymoon in Holland, MI. If I’m doing exactly what I want, you will probably find me on a porch or patio, wine in hand, chatting about life and love and happiness and then the Holy Ghost with people I love.

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