Define Necessity

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. ~ James 1:27


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7 Responses to Define Necessity
  1. Mrs. White
    December 14, 2011 | 6:36 am

    This is shocking to our American cultural mind-set. It is something we have to fight everyday – our *idea* of what is necessary.

    In our family, we’ve had years where we had very little money and could barely spend $5 or $10 on each child. We’ve also had years where we’ve spent hundreds on each one.

    In either case, the children have been content and happy and thankful. I think if we know hard times and know good times, we appreciate them much more. Not only that, but we are more generous and giving to those in need.

    Mrs. White


  2. Annie
    December 14, 2011 | 6:55 am

    We have no idea how truly blessed we are.


  3. Living Free
    December 14, 2011 | 7:59 am

    Wow! That photo really puts things into perspective.


  4. Jama
    December 14, 2011 | 8:55 am

    In light of all that is going on around me this year (Sprouls and Merediths), necessity has truly taken on a whole new meaning.


  5. Sam @ Sam's Noggin
    December 14, 2011 | 9:45 am



  6. Kylee
    December 15, 2011 | 12:48 am

    Amen! I’ve seen this picture going around Facebook. Thanks for sharing it here too!


  7. Gina, book dragon
    December 19, 2011 | 7:43 pm

    powerful! Thank you so much for the reminder


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