There are two ways to be rich: one is by acquiring much and the other is by desiring little. (Jackie French Keller, children’s author)

The contrast could not be greater! Just look at the accumulation of “stuff” that you find in many garages, attics, and storage units. Think back a few days ago to Christmas. How many gifts were under the tree? Many, no doubt, that were just to be added to the toy box or sports bag. We just can’t seem to learn that contentment doesn’t come with more stuff but learning to live with less.

First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs (Proverbs 30:8).