Sometimes I am amazed that I can blog and keep up with other’s blogs from my phone. I catch myself thinking that this “smart phone” might be all the computer I need.

Need. Huh. What an abused word “need.”

For more than the first 30 years of my life I didn’t have even a perceived need to carry a phone around with me.

I finished seminary without needing a personal computer.

Now I feel sometimes like I need only a pocket-sized computer.

I vaguely remember as a teenager trying to convince my parents of needs that were really just desires. Now that I don’t have to convince parents, just myself, the line between need and desire hasn’t necessarily gotten any clearer.

What do you and I really need? If you are reading this, I suspect you have much more than you need.

God, help me gain perspective on the difference between wants and needs.