Today I’m buzzing hither and yon with excitement, and reminding anyone who’ll listen: Christmas is ONE WEEK AWAY!
Yes dear, that’s me wearing the mistletoe earrings and blinking reindeer antlers to work. Did you miss me as I sped around the office after eating waaay too many sugar cookies? Water, must have water to offset my sugar overload!
The gifts are all wrapped and on their way to loved ones, the cards are finally labeled and ready for the mailman, and the decorations? Let’s just say they’re outside, and everywhere indoors! Toilet paper anyone?
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But that just scratches the surface doesn’t it? What makes me happiest is when I’m able to give my time, talent and resources to bless others as my Heavenly Father gives to me:
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father…” James 1:17, NKJV
My children and I often talk about the gifts of God, and their discussion will drift towards the tangible: presents, money and such. This is when I teach them that God has given us the best gift of all, the gift of salvation through His son Jesus, and it doesn’t stop there! His Word is full of enough provision and promises to last a lifetime.
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Everyone has an idea of what a prosperous and generous life resembles, and I’m no different! This site is called The Exceptional Life, and to me that life is one where friends and family have good health, a strong spiritual connection with God, blessed relationships and happy careers.
Deep inside I believe we’re created to be givers, and that’s us being our true, generous selves. How are you investing in the lives of others around you? What is your idea of generosity?
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2 thoughts on “The Dailey Dose – Generosity”
Hi fellow blogger,
I popped over from the Community Pool and I think I remember you from the Blogging 101 course in November.
It’s really good to hear a believer enthusing about the season of Christmas. It really pains me when Christians are grouchy and dismiss xmas as another “pagan festival”. If we can’t appreciate and celebrate Jesus, as the reason for the season then how can we be a witness to the unbelievers?
Keep celebrating and spreading your joy and enthusiasm.
If you have time and would be so kind as to visit my blogs, I have a couple of seasonal greetings that I believe will bless you. The links are:
Every blessing upon your blogging endeavours and in your walk with HIm. 🙂
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Thank you for the very kind words! Your site is so beautiful, that I just had stop what I was doing, and spend some time reading your recent posts.
It’s very important to me that my faith shines brightly, because I am not ashamed. There are many who struggle with a host of crippling issues, and I’m thankful to not only be alive but to have faith and guidance on how to live an honest and happy life. What I call The Exceptional Life!