Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Give freely...a personal request

So...to those of you who have been asking me what I want for Christmas (Michelle, the 'rents, friends, etc.), I have a definitive answer! To steal something off Brooke's blog, I would like you to go to www.worldvision.org and pick a cause to donate to in my name. I am particularly interested in the "education", "girls & women" and "joy for kids" tabs. I figure that no matter what I might think I "need," this gift would truly capture what Christmas is all about.

The following blurb is from www.adventconspiracy.org.

The story of Christ's birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love.

So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists.

And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed purpose. Is this what we really want out of Christmas?

What if Christmas became a world-changing event again?
Welcome to Advent Conspiracy.

1 comment:

Peter and Anne said...

That's what we are doing for Christmas presents this year too -- I heard about it from a girl at my work. We're not sure how the fam is going to take it...but we'll hope for the best! Merry Christmas!