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Thanksgiving Thieves

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

and I am being pursued 

by Thanksgiving Thieves!

 

Let me explain:
More this year than ever,I am bombarded by stores trying to entice me to spend your money sooner and sooner. Walmart announced the death of Black Friday and the birth of a week of specials for the holiday. What! That one day of chaos wasn't enough?


Now don't get me wrong, as a Christian business owner, I know that Christmas sales are critical. But in the last year caring for Ed's 86 old mother has taught me that it is good to slow down and focus on what is important. The world will not end, and the things we need will be provided if we seek His peace first and foremost. 

Think about what Jesus would do during this time of year. I can't imagine Him rushing about in pursuit of the next great item. Instead I envision Him as with the little children - spending time with people and loving them. As disciples of the King of kings, let us be a light to those who do not know Him and be the hands of Christ on earth.Speak up about the True Reason for the Season, and their need to accept the gift of a relationship.

Don't let Thanksgiving be stolen from you! Praise God for all He has done for you in this last year and enjoy one another and the yummy things for your tummy! Why not stay home, cuddle on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, and watch a Christmas movie or play a game together. And then when everyone is tucked in bed, shop online.

 

And if you don't need or want them personally why don't you play it forward with this idea:

  1. Choose a special person - like someone you are trying bring to Christ or someone in need

  2. Wrap them and secretly leave them at the door Christmas morning or stocking. 

That will turn the tables on those "Thanksgiving thieves"!

 



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