Thursday, December 18, 2008

Need a last minute gift for the hard to buy for person?

(picture of our advent candles just for you Becky!)

Well, as I sit here -- procrastinating packing - (those who know me well will just smile at that!) and thinking of all the gifts we need to get yet... I have rationalized that it will take less van space if we just do all our shopping in Mi :) I thought how most of the family and friends we exchange gifts with really don't need anything.

So why not give something to someone who really needs something in honor of those loved ones? and you can do that right up to Christmas!!! I am sure there are tons of good causes and with the dreary financial state as of late, for many organizations donations are way down. Just to put a plug in for a few good organizations :) there are many larger ones -- Focus on the family, Family Life, Samaritans Purse, Habitat for Humanity etc plus many local organizations like food pantries, Pregnancy Resource centers, and more these are smaller less well know ones --

Bible translation with God's Word for the Nations

Winning at home - helping marriage WIN

CBH Ministries (Children's Bible Hour) - evangelizing to children all over through various media

Camp David a Christian camp for children of prisoners

Send a Christmas check to a missionary is another idea! Bless a family who is out of work with some gift cards to the local grocery store. Sponsor a child maybe through compassion or maybe for an adoption!
Ok there is my little gift suggestions :)
***family and friends when you open you gift you can still act surprised!!!

We are so thankful for all we have and as I look around at all our "stuff," I think cleaning, packing, all of it would be so much easier if we had less.

If you want the perfect gift this Christmas you only need to look up:
James1:16"Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. 17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created."

Jesus is the BEST gift and its not just the little baby but the gift of Easter and his sacrifice for each of us that makes that little baby so incredibly special!!!
Praying you draw close to him this Christmas!
Amy Q


Rebekah Grace said...

Why thank you Mrs. Q! What a lovely photos, and a great idea for a Christmas gift. Say hi and Merry Christmas to all the kids for me!


Dawn Hall said...

Amy -
:) Only you would blog with a million and one things to do! Hope your trip went really well, and that you are enjoying all the snow!