Coveting Curriculum

I read a post awhile back that was really convicting. It challenged me to realize that just because I can resist impulse buying doesn’t mean I haven’t coveted. Sometimes, covetousness lurks in our minds and hearts, a desire waiting for the right opportunity to be fulfilled.

And I’ll tell you where I’m most guilty—not in shoes or clothes or bags or even jewelry, though occasionally something might catch my fancy. Truthfully, my greatest temptation is school curriculum. As a matter of fact, let’s broaden that to anything education-related. A new catalog, a sale email, a link in a blog post—suddenly I’m ushered into a realm of utter delight and ecstasy, running my mouse over the virtual image in nothing less than desire and covetousness.

I don’t click “finalize order.” I don’t always “add to cart.” Sometimes, I can even resist the “add to wishlist” button. But I dream. Read more…