The simplicity of Africa has spared me from the confusion of having to face the "new and improved." I only want a tube of toothpaste when entering the store. What I don't want to face is feeling as if I have to make a major life decision between brands and their sub-brands.
This year I want to rest and that will look like I'm getting it all wrong - and that's fine by me.
Hidden in the heart of everyone, God has placed a sensitivity for things eternal. If what we offer to those we are called to appeals only to the surface, the longing of eternity will drive those people to find what their hearts long for: a connection with the Maker Himself.
The quick fixes of today, the self-improvement courses and how-to guides, seminars and endless "must have" lists will all fade and be forgotten - but God's Words are never irrelevant for they go beyond what's cool.