Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A New Tradition--Advent Conspiracy


I just had to share this link to The Advent Conspiracy... even if you've seen it before, it just really never gets old.


How did they sneak in to our Christmas journeys and find out exactly what goes on each year? Sadly, it must be the norm ... something happens between putting up the tree and all the stories about the humble birth of Christ, the baby in the manger that I carefully explain to the kids that is so special and then in the next breath it seems I end up yelling at them in a frantic dash to the mall for one last happy stocking stuffer ... Ug.


At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Christ, God giving His only son to us so that we could have forgiveness for our sins. 


It is the ultimate gift and the most selfless thing that has ever happened to this world. 
God sent His son to answer the need in our hearts....why not make part of Christmas about answering the needs in this world ... Could you imagine what would happen if churches/families across the US did this? God sent His son to answer the need in our hearts....why not make part of Christmas about answering the needs in this world...


HERE are some ideas:


•  Support a family who is adopting through a donation 
   (there are MANY families! Here's one and donations are tax-deductible!)
•  Donate to clean water projects
•  Mentor
•  Volunteer
•  Shop on Etsy and support FAMILIES (some who are raising funds for things like adoption!)
•  Make Homemade gifts that encourage RELATIONSHIPS
•  Shop the "slightly" used sections of the toy areas on Amazon or 
    ebay or Goodwill and then GIVE the money saved to a favorite 
    mission or cause


There are SO many needs ...
and how richly blessed we all are in ways that WE ALL can be a part of the solution.
Here's the direct link to see The Advent Conspiracy Video that's NOT cut off 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkTyPzRzuwc&feature=player_embedded





Think differently this Christmas ...
You can learn more about Advent Conspiracy Here! 
Start small ... Start big ... Just Start somewhere.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Amen my sweet friend!!!!!!!!! This gives me the HUGEST smile!!!!!
Love yah!
Shannon

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