About What Different Does

In a conversation with our daughter when she was four, she proclaimed confidently, “I do what different does.” It was such an interesting turn of phrase from such a young mind, and it got me and my husband thinking. If normal is acquisition, consumption, and unease at our need for more, then isn’t it best to be different? “Normal” carries with it debt, worry, stress, and isolation, but different takes an alternate view. It sees the need around us rather than within us. It trusts while others panic. It believes while others doubt. It gives while others hoard. So my hope is that you will join me on a different life path where God is enough and the rest is just stuff; stuff we can enjoy but stuff nonetheless.