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Giving or Recieving this Christmas?

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GoldenEagle

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Came across this passage today:
 

Acts 20:35 - "In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’"

 

 

 

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Read this today as well...
"I am a single mom. Last year at Christmas, someone from my church office called and said that someone had left something for us, anonymously. They gave us 2 $25 Target gift cards - one for me, one for my daughter. I was... so grateful..... I explained to my 7 year old what someone had done for us, and her response was "I already have enough toys mom. I want to use mine to buy toys for other kids. And she did - we went to Target (I'm still thinking at this point the minute she sees the Barbie aisle she's going to forget all about buying for someone else) and she picked out toys, for boys as well as girls, and then we drove straight to the fire station to donate them. I've never been prouder than I was at that moment. My 7 year old already understood the true meaning of Christmas. Sometimes NOT having everything you want turns out to be the best gift of all." (source here)

We are considering instead of getting presents for family that they don't really need (and at times don't even want) giving to a family in need at our church or community.

What has God laid on your heart this Christmas season to celebrate the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ?

God bless,
GE


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Probably more giving this year.I really do prefer to give than receive.Their have been Christmas's where no one gave or received.



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I will definitely be giving.... I love to see the kids (three of whom are grown!) smiling and enjoying themselves.  :mgbowtie: 



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I'd much rather give because  I have everything i need and I am not one of those people that has to have the latest iToy that Apple comes up with and I am not a person who is into fashion or much of anything like that.   I live a modest lifestyle and am content.

 

I would rather see gift giving at Christmas become something where gifts are more like tokens of appreciation rather expecting someone else to go into debt just so I can have the latest smart phone or someother gadget. 



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See this song:




It's Christmas

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shiloh357

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So who wants a hippopatomus for Christmas?

 

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