ramblings on all I “need”

Newly married, new apartment
All our furniture was saved from the dump
Yes dear maybe we can afford a trashcan next month

All I need is my love for you and a seat for two

New baby new life
We will teach him to speak French
We’ve got no money so we’ll make it all ourselves
I’ll make the curtains and you make the shelves

All I need is a power saw and a new sewing machine

Honey, this house needs a little something
That bare mantle doesn’t look so good
Someone told me of a man
Who makes animals from driftwood

All I need is your monthly bonus for a wooden walrus

Honey, the Colbaughs are coming over
This house needs some renovations
Just a wall or two, just a little room
And a few new decorations

All I need is a sectional and a satellite TV
and dark-wood cabinets that were custom built for me
and a painting by that guy that paints with his feet…

That’s all I need
For now

I listened to a sermon last night about how Americans are, whether we admit it or not, rich.  Whether or not we feel rich, we are in the top 4% of the world in terms of wealth.  That, and this song by Sara Groves had me thinking about how I see my resources (most specifically money and physical resources).  I hate dealing with money, so I guess it’s God’s sense of humor that I am now dealing with a budget of $120,000 at work.  I’m learning…and not loving that part.

On this subject, I’d highly recommend The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn as a short (convicting) primer on God’s view on money.

Do you have any recommendations for making money easier to deal with?  My best idea right now is to try to marry someone who will deal with it so I won’t have to, but I’m pretty sure that’s not actually a very good idea as a permanent solution.  Denial + avoidance=not healthy.


Edit: I feel no need for a wooden walrus, in case you were wondering.


3 thoughts on “ramblings on all I “need”

  1. Technique only: Spend as little as you can, save a little, give the rest away. How’s that for an analytical answer?


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