1.13.2009

my shopping hiatus

Every January our church participates in 21 days of fasting and prayer. Some fast food, TV, movies, sweets, etc. I have done these all in the past, but over the years these have not been a big part of my life. This year I struggled to think of something to give of myself to the Lord. I wanted to give a part of me that really said thank you for what He has blessed us with and something that may be not the healthiest part of me. I have a desire to grow closer to Him and be made fresh for the new year. As my wheels were turning I came across Joslyn's Resolutions for the year. It seems she takes a three month spending hiatus. At first I thought this sounded quite crazy to be honest, but the more I pondered it the more I realized this is what I too am suppose to do. I buy many things, many things that I need at the moment, but then in the end ask myself why? There are certain things on my list that I will buy over the next three months though. Things that I have previously saved up for and just need completeing, like my room re.do.

make one here.

I would love all the support I can get. I believe this will be a lot harder than it should be for me. I plan on squashing the urge with a lot of prayer, bible reading, and saying hello to you all. I shall be renewed in no time or at least I hope so. I already feel slightly taunted when I find posts like these:

found via simplesong via Decor8

So pretty they are. If you are still spending then you should be sure to visit this lovely shop.


I then came across one of my dream shops, Pieces, over and over again as I visited you all. You may be asking why? Well, I will tell you. The lovely owner Lee Kleinhelter is giving 30% off to blog readers which started yesterday. The actual sale doesn't even start till the 15th! To take advantage of this early bird sale be sure to mention this, this, this, or this.

Oh and I would love to know if anyone else is participating in the 3 month hiatus.

12 comments:

melanie said...

I will have to pray about it..:) Seriously...I, also, have been thinking on something...In the end..it maybe my greatest loves..coffee. :)

simplesong said...

oh, good for you! i too should do this but it seems so darn hard!

and sorry for taunting you with the pretty ceramics. at least we can admire from afar. :)

p.s. will email you back, sorry...very behind!

Mrs. Filly said...

oh my goodness i love this shop it's tooo cute :)! strength in your shopping hiatus :) i feel like i'm always on one so thats definitely not my area of fasting. :) good luck tho! i miss seein ya'll weekly!

megan said...

I believe you will be stronger than you think!

Joslyn said...

i'm so glad you're participating! you can do it. we'll support each other.
xo

ms. less is always more said...

I am on a self imposed spending freeze for 30 days. I do this with our family from time to time to remind ourselves we don't need everything we see (we actually NEED very little) and to boost the accounts up a bit - especially needed after Christmas time. Good luck and keep us posted!

angela hardison said...

Fasting can be a really powerful thing (I do it once a month for 24 hours)...

A shopping hiatus is a great idea. I might try it for one month instead of three :)

Good luck!

Miss Aimee said...

yes, I am on board too! great post! Joslyn and I are both saving up for a trip we are taking in March with our familes together that will be a great way to justify all the money we all saved doing this money detox, right?!!It is so hard!!

Trailing Spouse said...

Best of luck, I'm sure you will achieve it.xx

Toia said...

I will pray for your strength in the Lord. Remember, You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

When you feel the urge to spend money, read one or recite one of your favorite scripture(s) out loud.

Stay Bless and Stay Strong!!

You can do it!!

Tina said...

wow those little white objects are so beautiful!
Be strong, i'm sure you can do it! ;)

Jenn said...

I'm participating as well! I had originally planned on only giving up buying new clothes but after reading Joslyn's post I decided to give it a go on everything. So far so good...I hope your week is going well!