February 19, 2019: 2 Samuel 14, 15; Psalms 9.
They say “less is more.” Then why do we keep buying more? The momentary happiness of having something new fades quickly.
We went shopping last Saturday. I determined to buy only what I “needed.” We went to Shopko because they are going out of business. Their 20%-40% off was still higher than Wal-Mart!
- A few Christmas items – half off of clearance.
- Smaller scrunchies to sleep in – also on clearance.
- Lotion – that was cheaper than Wal-Mart.
If these were things I needed, why did they stay on the day bed for three days?
I bought 3 new bath towels. My daughter, Laura, gave me the matching hand towels for Christmas. We bought the matching washcloths later.
Some of the towels in my cupboard are over 20 years old. As they frayed I zigzagged the edges. Later, I hemmed them. Then I ran a zigzag stitch across them when the ends started to separate.
I cleaned out the cupboard in my bathroom. I put in the 3 new towels and took half of the hand towels downstairs. (Laura bought me 14!) I put the most recently purchased towels in a box for consignment. (They weren’t 100% cotton.)
I was joyful for the rest of the day. I have what I need and was able to share.
Psalms 9:1-2, “I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart, I’m writing the book on your wonders. (2) I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I’m singing your song, High God.” The Message
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David saw the teaser line from yesterday’s post on Facebook – “…I gave up sex for Lent.” He didn’t have time to read it. He told me he saw it and was curious.
Then he called Dish. They offered yet another package. He wisely brought the phone to me and made her explain it all over again.
I told her I would think about it. We will make this decision together.
Psalms 9:4, “You took over and set everything right; when I needed you, you were there, taking charge.” The Message
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