Thursday, January 21, 2010

Frugal......What is it?

Frugal is... what it is!
Frugal is different for every person. Jenn Fowler at said, "Frugal is a philosophy: being conscious and caring and creating priorities.

I read a post on from an interview with the writer at She said, "Frugal means being very careful about where the money goes and finding ways to live even better-than-average without having to spend a lot of money to do it. And doing it honestly."

I really like both of these definitions. I came into a revelation of frugality late, but what I have learned is that it is a godly life style.
I have always believed that God wants us, his children, to enjoy all that he has prepared for us. It seems, however, some of us wanted to have it all at one time.(lol) That would be me. Now, that philosophy only leads to lack in the long run. This is evidenced by the economic crisis we face today.

God has given us many good and precious gift. His desire for us is that we live an abundant life.
James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Frugality is pratical. God is pratical. He does not waste anything. You may think this is just a little spritually over the top; but go with me for a moment. Coupons, discounts, sales, freebies and such are wonderful gifts. They help us live a more frugal life. Coupons help the giver and the receiver. They help the giver get sales and they encourage us the receiver to buy what we need or desire and save some money. We must eat; therefore we must buy food, and the necesities of life. People need jobs so there must be food producers, sellers etc. Everyone gains. Coupons a good gift! Use all the money saving gifts God has supplied.

Frugal is... whatever it means to you.

Let's save some money!

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