Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I've always loved November because it's the month of Thanksgiving. It's the calm after the craziness of costumes and candy and scary fun.
The ghosts and goblins and witches and monsters don't bother me nearly as much as the stress and frenzied shopping that starts after Thanksgiving and continues through Christmas.
November 27 - Thanksgiving Day
November 28 - Black Friday
November 30 - First Sunday of Advent
December 1 - Cyber Monday
December 2 - Giving Tuesday
We begin our Advent celebration next Sunday. Is God calling us to a celebration of gifts and decorations, food and parties, spending and going in debt? Most of that is fine in moderation, but our focus should be on Jesus. The anticipation of God's son coming to the world in human form. The greatest story every told. And nothing should take our eyes off of that event.
If you would like to learn more about Giving Tuesday, click HERE.
Or google "Giving Tuesday" for many opportunities to be generous.
Watch Pastor Jim's sermon from Sunday, November 23 HERE.