Donna, over at Quiet Life (link to the right) has had some musings about frugality, poverty, and the like lately.
A paragraph from the above editorial rings true to me:
Having two incomes is not the problem, of course, but how we spend them. To live in sync with biblical priorities, we need to assess and reassess what constitutes the good life. Our consumer society impoverishes our imagination by normalizing luxury.
Normalizing luxury. Love the phrase, and wish I had thought of it.