Our abundance leads to a dull joylessness which settles over us and empties our lives. (Darryl Tippens, distinguished scholar)

“The more you have, the happier you can be” seems to be the mantra of our age. We live as if the accumulation of things is really the goal of life. Look at our over-stuffed garages and storage sheds. Perhaps we should consider Tippens’ observation more carefully. Do we have so much we can’t enjoy it? Have we lost our sense of value and appreciation?

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things (Colossians 3:2).