Shop Responsibly


I am not a shopper.  As a matter of fact, I don’t care for it and don’t want to know how much things cost.  Prices have gone up a lot in my lifetime.  I’ve mentioned before about the price of mayonnaise.  If my wife asked me to go to the store and get something, there’s a good chance I would come back with nothing.  “Do we really need it?”  One time she made her own mayonnaise.

We went to the Dollar General Store recently.  It reminded me of what Big Lots used to be like.  Big Lots used to have a fishing area where I bought my daughter a tackle box and fishing lures.  Some people said that the fishing lures were seconds; but they caught fish, and I still use them now although I’ve lost most of them.

Shop responsibly.  Think about what you are buying.  Do you really need it?  Will it help your spiritual growth?  We don’t want so many things that would tie us down to this earth or to be dependent on things more than our Savior.  Today we are spending most of God’s money on gasoline!



Be Thrifty, Shop Smart


My wife bought some new dish towels and bath towels.  They look good, but that is all.  I’m not happy with the products that are out there to buy.  Towels are supposed to dry things not push water around!  There is nothing like an old-fashioned towel, washed and hung outside to dry.  They absorb water, you are dry in no time, and you get a good back scratch!

A lot of products are over-priced and then are marked down on sale.  But they still are over-priced at the sale price.  And then the products are not satisfactory.  To me the thrift stores are a lot better than the big-named stores.

I guess people feel they have no choice but to buy what is offered.  Prices will go down if we don’t buy.  Remember how everything went up in price when gas and diesel prices were high?  Since businesses got that much money back then, they want to keep getting it now.

I encourage you to shop smart.  Take things back if you aren’t satisfied.  Don’t fall for commercials.  Be thrifty.  We don’t need to show off for anybody.  Humility is a good trait, and I would rather see people show off Christ and what He has done in their life!