The Post About Wanting My Neighbor's Ox

My pastor recently wrapped up a sermon series on the Big 10 - commandments, that is. As always, he did a snazzy job. However, with most lists, I tend to pick and choose which things I love more and which things I love less. These stone tablet bullets are no different.

The last commandment is definitely a struggle. Exodus 20:17 reads "You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

Hi, my name is Jamie, and I'm a coveter. (followed by rousing chorus of: "Hi, Jamie.")

Since the first step is admitting you have a problem, here are my current coveting issues:
Mary Poppins Vinyl Silhouette (I will admit I didn't spell that last word without assistance.)

I love
Etsy. I love Mary Poppins. I love $15 price tags. (This particular artist has other vinyl art.)

Ganz Cupcake Measuring Spoons

I'm sorry. Did you just cringe from the cuteness of these? You should have.

Sterling Silver Initial Pendant

Have I mentioned I love
Etsy? This artist is from my 3rd home of Atlanta, Georgia and does her beautiful work by hand. She can design any letter you like, but really - the "J" is the prettiest. Buy it.

4. KitchenAid Artisan Mixer

Every kitchen wants this. It comes in THIRTY different colors, but green apple was birthed for my kitchen. FYI HUSBANDS: This is one appliance a wife would not pout about.

5. Driveway
This is going to run me about $3,000 so I'll likely not buy it on impulse. But if you put your ear close to the screen, you can actually hear the pied piper calling me to pour the asphalt.

ThinkGeek actually featured this on their website as an April Fool's Joke and I couldn't be more upset. I need to own this. I mean, seriously. It has intestine pattern on the interior. HOW CAN I NOT OWN THIS?

What do you covet?
(Or are you cool with what you have and how did you manage that satisfied feeling?)


  1. I cringe that frivolity of it all... except for #3 and #4. I want those too. And #5 is borderline. It can be lived without, but it would be a nice addition.

  2. #4 Definitely. You can make pasta with this.

  3. For a long time, I couldn't go to my friends' homes without the coveting. I had been married almost 9 year before I owned my own home (I have lived in my father-in-law's house, a house that my church helped us rent, my parents' house - with my parents and a new baby, and an apartment). So I would just put on my "so happy for you" face and prayer continuously for forgiveness every time I'd go to a friend's house. I hate that about myself, but I'm very happy God has provided a way to keep me from coveting now!

  4. I typed that... when I meant to type "at the".

    I think I've finally reached a completely new level of dyslexia.

  5. I am not sure what to say about that last one... intestines.. hmm...

  6. K: At least you judged most harshly the 2 least expensive :)
    J: This comment makes me want to buy it after typing this comment.
    KK: Maybe God will bring me these things and then I won't covet.
    SS: It's my love of Han Solo. I have no real excuse.

  7. Yea!! I love Etsy too! I wish I was artsy!


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