Monday, August 21, 2006

An interesting dilemma for the Noughties...

I'm going to be honest with you... I like stuff. I like my tees and my sneaks... I like my tech and my Apple products... I love design... new products and new ideas...

This is why I dig this new webspace :: ((thisnext)) [Thanks to ((Coolhunting)) for the heads-up] It is basically a space with a lot of nice kit that you can shape into your own personal lists and wishlist. Its like windowshopping in magazines... with the ability to tag and recommend new products for addition to the site.

Check out my [wishlist] and a list of the stuff [in my bag] to get the idea.

Personally I think I have stuff in its rightful place. I love my Lord... I love my wife... I love my family...and friends. Stuff comes after people... and has to serve others as well as making my life that wee bit sweeter.

I take comfort in the words of my Lord on this subject ::
“Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion-do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers-most of which are never even seen-don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Matthew 6:27 - 33 [The Message]

I try to chill and not focus on getting. The stuff I have is a blessing that I count and I acknowledge... but it is fun to the knowledge that my needs... my concerns... will be met.

So check out ((thisnext)) and enjoy dreaming and researching and hunting for new goodies and toys... but always remember that stuff grows old... becomes obsolete... gets replaced... but the soul lives forever.

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