Spiritual Life Coaching – Ikea Life

Spiritual Life Coaching – Ikea Life

There was a blog I came across as I read about the chest of drawers that toppled and killed an infant. Ellen Ruppel Shell, whose book, “Cheap”, argues that cheapness is often no bargain.” When it comes to IKEA furniture it is not much of an exaggeration to say that my current life’s ambition is never again to spend four hours messing around with an allen wrench and seventeen feet of badly veneered particleboard.  I hate the way Ikea furniture looks, its tendency to fall apart, and most of all, the homogenezation of our national homes.  A visit to an Ikea warehouse brings home what progressives like, and libertarians hate, about Scandinavia:  it’s the Kingdom of Lagom (a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”), where everyone has exactly the same, perfectly adequate, stuff.”

Ordinary, inexpensive, veneered, may also be synonyms for dangerous it seems. Much of life in America has become about consumption. Even a lot of churches being built today have a kind of Ikea feel to them – pole barns that lack imagination or the sense they will stand the test of time. Maybe that’s how America feels. What we do should be done with an eye toward excellence and a sense that our work is done not for a paycheck but for the glory of God. It’s not what’s popular but it’s what lasts. Aim for excellence and things that endure the test of time.

Be Well…

About Denny Meyer

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1 Response to Spiritual Life Coaching – Ikea Life

  1. Cynthia M. Jones says:

    So Agree!

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