What If God Wrote Your Shopping List?: 52 Ways to Find Freedom from

What If God Wrote Your Shopping List?: 52 Ways to Find Freedom from "Stuff"

by Jay Payleitner


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How Do You Spend Your Time and Money?
Do you think there’s no connection between your choices as a consumer and your priorities in life? Think again.
The everyday items you buy—or choose not to buy—say A LOT about who you are as a person and what’s important to you. Consider bestselling author Jay Payleitner’s creative ideas for purposeful purchases, such as…

  • A shower curtain of the earth to remind you of God’s love for the world
  • Comfort food that evokes memories and connects generations
  • The ubiquitous smartphone and whether you need the latest and greatest model
Encounter these and 49 other finds on your way to realizing your shopping list from God isn’t about acquiring more material goods, but about living a good life filled with faith and wisdom.        

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736977289
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,185,685
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He’s also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of dozen-plus books, including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband, and 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dad; he also created “The Dad Manifesto.” Jay has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and the executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative; he now partners with the National Center for Fathering, whose efforts he fosters and promotes. He and his wife, Rita, live near Chicago, where they’ve raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.

Table of Contents

About Stuff 5

1 Harvest Table 7

2 Mirror 10

3 Lemonade Stand Lemonade 13

4 Swimming with a Dolphin 16

5 Rocking Chair 19

6 Red-Letter Bible 22

7 Library Card 25

8 World Map Shower Curtain 28

9 The Newest Smartphone on the Day It Comes Out 31

10 Alarm Clock 34

11 Art Supplies 38

12 Stuff with Scripture 42

13 Big League Scorecard 45

14 Disposable Serving Trays 48

15 Wedding Rings 51

16 Wedding Attire 54

17 Juggling Balls 57

18 Our Daily Bread 60

19 Peeps, Candy Corn, Peanut Brittle, Pumpkin-Spice Lattes, Shamrock Shakes, and So On 63

20 Small Group That Actually Holds You Accountable 66

21 The Right Tool for the Right Job 69

22 Little Things 72

23 Mustard 75

24 Telescope 78

25 Fire Insurance 81

26 Sock Rings 84

27 Anything in the Shopping Cart 87

28 Clunkers 90

29 Other Second-String Stuff 93

30 Question Cards 96

31 WD-40, Duct Tape, Baby Wash, Isopropyl Alcohol, Good Scissors, New Toothbrush, Giant Ziploc Bags, Nail Polish Remover, a Heavy Scotch Tape Dispenser, and Vanilla Ice Cream 100

32 Good Night's Sleep 103

33 Sex 107

34 Apple Butter, Nesquik, and Hostess Cherry Pies 110

35 Books to Give Away 114

36 Rodent Hairs, Fly Eggs, Mold, and Insect Fragments 117

37 A Coke to Share at McDonald's 120

38 Space Heater or Box Fan 124

39 Christian Bumper Stickers 127

40 The Entire Wendy's Dollar Menu-Twice 130

41 Empty Notebook 133

42 Things Used Once 137

43 More Veggies 140

44 The Pilgrim's Progress, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, More Than a Carpenter, The Five Love Languages, and So On 143

45 Piano, Art Easel, Wrestling Mat, Unicycle 146

46 That Thing You Need Before You Run Out 149

47 Tickets 152

48 Lottery Tickets 155

49 The Full Armor 158

50 Gold Bricks 161

51 Sunday Brunch 164

52 Contentment 167

Notes 170

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