So, last week at Ethos I challenged our Ethosians (word from C.Johnson) to a little Christmas rebellion. I felt like God dropped three very simple things into my spirit one day in prayer for our community when it comes to Christmas.
- Do NOT go into debt to buy presents
- Give gifts that give (I would love to get as many ideas on this from anyone so that could pass it on)
- Help someone in need this Christmas
a. yard work, money, meals, gift, etc.
As I have thought about it this week I want everyone to know that I am not challenging everyone else to do something that me and my family are not going to do. The reality is it is so hard not to buy in the cultural mindset about Christmas .... buy buy buy ....debt debt debt ===happiness.