Gone shopping?

Gone shopping?
Or has no new shoes changed our habits?

Thursday, 22 March 2007

things to buy after Lent...

I was talking to Jim last night and he mentioned that the main downside to the Lent abstinence thing (he's not buying music, games or DVDs) is that he's formulating a list in his mind of all the things he would like to buy after Lent is over. I had to admit that I'm doing exactly the same and makeup & skincare stuff (hardly essential) are at the top of the list.

Does this completely defeat the purpose? The longing for these items hasn't disappeared, and I will certainly buy at least some of the things on the list soon after Easter Sunday. On the other hand, I am thinking a lot more about what I spend my money on and whether something is worth it. I'm also more aware of impact of the way I spend my money - the importance of fairtrade & well-produced items.


Anonymous said...

I am inspired by your willingness to limit your shopping expenditures for the season of Lent. Even though your longing for your "material possesions" has not gone away you have GAINED significant insight and wisdom!! As diciples of Christ we are asked to be stewards of God's money. We must learn to handle the smallest things God has placed under our authority--our/His money- before He can trust us with greater things. (Luke 16:10-12) Many more of God's blessings to you, Seasons of the Spirit teacher
P.S. There are alot of good ideas for being good stewards of your money at Crown financial ministries www.crown.org click on tab library >money management

Anna D said...

Thank you so much for your encouragement. It's really helpful to know that other Christians are thinking about these issues and it's great to be reminded of the call to stewardship with every part of our lives.