Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Gifts

In case you were wondering, I did get that last clocked changed. It wasn’t quite as perilous as I described. Smile I also did get a couple of notes written- with that cute printable card, how could I not?

Day 3- gift card to the homeless.

For this one, I did plan ahead; I bought a gift card yesterday when I was in town. I don’t go to town every day. I’m not sure how they are going to define “gift card to the homeless” but, honestly, does it matter if you are doing something? Look around you, I’m sure there is some place that wouldn’t mind a gift card to help out with whatever they are doing- a homeless shelter, food pantry, Birthright, etc.

This act is to love a stranger- someone you may never meet, may never get a thanks from, may never know how it impacted them. It really rubs against our ego. We want accolades for good doings. GAH!! That’s pride, people! I, for one, need to have my pride trampled upon so I can see!

Here’s how Christ sees it: Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 6:27-36.

The other option they list to give to is the Compassion Catalog. I’d like to highlight a different, yet equally awesome organization to give through. It is Christian Veterinary Missions. My sister-in-law, Denise, works with them, so this program is near and dear to our hearts. Click on over to their gift guide page to see what you can purchase or help purchase. I find some of the options a little humorous to me- camel, anyone?- but to those receiving the animal, it is a joyful blessing. Last year, Aunt Denise gave goats in her nieces and nephews behalf. They thought it was cool!

1 comment:

  1. Another thought - people are talking to church all the time about needing assistance on things. Perhaps asking at church what a specific need is (not who) and providing that. This is so cool!


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