And in any case, it has been pointed out to me repeatedly that that verse is no problem: as long as we don't LOVE our riches, we can feel free to keep them, unlike the guy in the Bible story who was sent away by Jesus for keeping them. It's too bad the guy in the story didn't think of trying that argument with Jesus. But it's not too late for US to try it!
I don't want to give my riches away, either. Except to the store, in exchange for possessions.
New bowl (right size for ice cream or soup), $1.99 at Home Goods. Paul was complaining that all our bowls were girly and had birds and flowers on them. This one looks like it was carved out of the thigh bone of a freshly-slaughtered mammoth and then smoothed in the violent waters of a wild river, so I hope it works for him.
Sixteen acorn-shaped placecard holders from Marshalls. I've started having Thanksgiving at my house, and one of the best parts of hosting is the sudden need that opens up for certain Festive Dinner Table Accessories.
I first saw these in white, and I thought, "Oh, what a pity they're WHITE. I'd want them if they were brown!" Then, several aisles later, I found a pack of brown ones. But I wanted four packs, so should I buy one pack, just on the HOPE that I would find more at other similar stores? Then I looked across the aisle, and there was a second pack. Well, then that's enough for my parents and for everyone in my house except me, and I don't need one because I'll know I'm sitting where there isn't an acorn. Then I thought I'd go back to where I saw the white ones and look again, because I hadn't been looking thoroughly at that point. So we went back and looked again---and found two more packs of brown.
My mom spotted this clearance bird-patterned box at Marshalls. She really wanted it, but didn't have a use for it. I thought it might be perfect for housing part of my postcard collection, so I bought it.
I keep a supply of these Melissa & Doug colored pencils and crayons in my gift closet, to be paired with either the Melissa & Doug coloring books or with any gift that seems like it still needs a little something.
This coffee I found at Home Goods might not even be any good, but I was sold by the packaging.