Entries in the Category 'Overcome Materialism'

Blog Action Day – alleviating poverty

October 14th, 2008 / 5 Comments

The holiday season is coming up fast – that gift-giving season of Christmas. Are the images of throngs of shoppers at the mall stressing you out already? What if I told you there is a meaningful gift you can give, without fighting crowds at the mall? What if I told you that this gift teaches […]

Recycling and materialism

May 7th, 2008 / 4 Comments

“Mom, don’t throw it away! You can reuse that.” I rolled my eyes as I fished the empty jelly jar out of the trash. (To tell the truth, I just didn’t want to have more to wash!) My kids are growing up in a culture much more environmentally sensitive than the way I grew up. […]

Tom Hsieh, an inspiration

March 2nd, 2008 / 3 Comments

How many Gen Xers do you know would choose to deny himself of a big house, nice car, vacations, choose to live on $38,000 and give away the rest of his $200k+ a year salary, choose to live in a lower economic neighborhood to share God’s love? In our culture of excesses and accumulation of […]


October 22nd, 2007 / 10 Comments

If you don’t want to gain weight, you shouldn’t hang around Mrs. Field’s cookie shop. If you don’t want to drink, you shouldn’t go to the bar to watch the football game. If you don’t want to have a materialistic mindset, you shouldn’t hang around the mall. I made a mistake today. I took my […]