Saturday, November 20, 2010

Surfin' Saturday ~ 11.20.10

Operation Christmas Child: Lejla Allison's Story on YouTube
I have loved Operation Christmas Child ever since I first saw a promotional video for it about 6 or 7 years ago at my church. This is the first year since then that I haven't packed a shoebox--lame, I know, but life feels a little full and overwhelming right now, so I think we'll have to settle for writing a check to cover the shipping costs. This video is a beautiful story of how a shoebox changed one Bosnian woman's life.

Christmas: Thinking About Whose Birthday It Is
Last Christmas left me feeling disenchanted with gift-mania and longing for more meaningful Christmas celebrations...I love the way Ann's family celebrates Jesus' birth. Inspiring, challenging, thought-provoking at the very least...

Got the Morning Blues?
Justin Taylor offers some glorious truths to preach to yourself first thing in the morning when you really don't want to get out of bed and get going. I'm printing this off and hanging it up!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Yeah, that post of Ann's was great! Last year for us was very meaningful, especially since we didn't have any income. We had exactly $100 to spend on the boys. This year, I'm trying to be careful to not try to "make-up" for last year. I feel like I need to for some reason, although I know I don't. This year we're giving 3 gifts and a stocking per child. 3 gifts to symbolize Christ's gifts. For extended family we're simply giving each person a book. I want to really dwell on the reason for the season, to be cliche.