Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Christy and I were talking yesterday about Christmas and gift giving. Our family tradition, now that the kids are all grown, is to get together around noon and open our gifts to each other together. Mornings are for each family to enjoy together and to have their own family traditions. I love that we're all together for the afternoon and then we celebrate Russell and Randall's birthdays in the evening.
All the families really don't have any needs when it comes to birthday gifts. Then we end up giving each other things that we could get for ourselves anyway.
So I've offered the idea for each couple to draw a name of another couple and then make a donation in their honor. On Christmas, we'll open envelopes that will tell about the donation.
I think it'll be fun to find a cause that means something special to that couple. It'll give Christmas shopping a whole new meaning!
I was looking online and found this website http://www.justgive.org/. It's got 1000's of places where you can make a donation. We've been given so much. I think it'll be fun to share it with others on Christmas.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
My heart is heavy for the nation. I believe that we are in decline as a nation and the downhill slope just got steeper and more slippery.
The hope I hold onto is that God is ultimately in control. Nothing surprises Him. And even if my faith in my country is waning, my faith in God is strong because He never changes.
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