Monday, November 5, 2012

gift of giving

it's hard to believe it's already november!
holiday season is in full swing according to the retail industry.
this time of year it's easy to get caught up in what's on our christmas list or shopping for the perfect gifts for our family and friends.  now, don't get me wrong, i get a lot of joy and satisfaction out of find just the right gift for the special people in my life (and making my own wish list, for that matter), but yesterday i was struck with a strange internal battle. 
i spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the things i'm thinking about or wishing for and it's easy to forget the many people in this world who don't have that luxury. 
our church showed a video for operation christmas child and i was overwhelmed by my "me centeredness" and feel challenged to give to this great organization.

take a minute to check out this video.
and don't miss (adorable american idol winner)
scotty mcreery teaching you how to pack a shoebox!

this christmas season, let's send some love to children in other countries 
and share with them an eternal hope!
"we love because He first loved us..." -1 john 4:19

1 comment:

  1. Love this. It's so true - I'm so quick to wish for things, I forget to always be a giver. Happy Monday!


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