Sunday, January 12, 2014

Clock Watcher?

Indira Gandhi, the third Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party,  once said: My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

Ecclestiases 11:6 Go to work in the morning and stick to it until evening without watching the clock. You never know from moment to moment how your work will turn out in the end. (The Message)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Advent--Love All

On this last Sunday of advent the Advent Conspiracy focuses on another way to make Christmas memorable.
It all boils down to love. Love from a savior. Love to a neighbor in need. By spending just a little less on gifts we free up our resources to love as Jesus loves by giving to those who really need help. This is the conspiracy three churches began a few years ago, and has since grown to an international movement where thousands of churches have raised millions of dollars to love others in life-changing ways. But it doesn't have to be about money. And we are able do this on an individual basis.  Love those around us who have less, those who are going through loss, love those who need someone to walk along side of them.

Mark 12:30-31
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Third Sunday of Advent--Give More

On this third Sunday of advent the Advent Conspiracy focuses on another way to make Christmas memorable.
We know what you're thinking. "Wait, didn't they just say I should spend less, and yet here they are telling me to give more? What gives?" The most powerful, memorable gift you can give to someone else is yourself. And nobody modeled this more than Jesus. So what does this look like for you? Tickets to a ball game or the theater? A movie night? The main point is simple: When it comes to spending time with those you love, it's all about quality, not quantity.

1 John 3:23 
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday Quiz About Me

Acting Balanced
Welcome to Monday Quiz About Me - hosted by Acting Balanced.  We are continuing to answer questions together.  

Here are FOUR QUESTIONS that everyone can answer and then you have the option to add a fifth question of your own for those who are visiting your blog to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on the four standard questions you answered! Grab the badge for your post if you like: 

Here are the Questions:

1. Today is National Christmas Card Day - do you send Christmas Cards?
I send a few hand crafted cards

2. What item do you "always" buy when it goes on sale at the Grocery Store?
Seattles Best Coffee

3. Certain flavours are associated with Christmas/December - what flavor do you most associate with the holiday season?
Gingerbread and mint

 4. Do you think gift cards are a good idea for Christmas or are they a cop-out?
Depends on the person.  For teenagers--cards are good, or for those super picky people.

And now a question for you
5. What is your weather like?
Mine--Cold for Phoenix.  33 degrees at six in the morning, with an expected high of 55 today.