Thursday, December 24, 2009

Last Minute Gifts

It's Christmas Eve and I know that some of you out there are frantically trying to come up with that last minute gift for that person who is so hard to shop for. May I humbly offer my suggestion.

This year, with the economy as it is, donations to charitable organizations have dropped about 5% across the board. That may not seem like much, but when added up it amounts to millions of dollars across our country that will not be available to help those in need.

Why not Give Christmas Away this year? Instead of fighting the crowds at the mall, you can quickly make a donation to one of your favorite charitable organizations - your church, a local hospital, a local homeless shelter - in honor of your hard-to-shop-for family member or friend. What a great way to demonstrate what Christmas is all about - God's love come down to transform our lives. 

If you don't know where to donate, here are a few suggestions to consider:

Community of Faith's "Give Your Best Gift to Jesus" offering 

It's been said that we are most like God when we give.

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38

Happy Shopping!

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