This week's post is a member-submitted Christian poem called The Holiday Prayer
. This prayer reminds us to care for the homeless
, broken and poor at Christmas.
The Holiday Prayer
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The sidewalks and the roadways
Have now become my home
Since misfortune somehow found me
I've been wandering alone
The coldness and the darkness
Of every passing night
Leads me to a shelter
That for tonight feels alright
You'd not think it's perfect
It's loud and space is tight
But if they have a bed for me
It's perfect for this night
Read more ... The Holiday Prayer by Spencer Betz.
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Many of us are forced to get by on a tighter budget this Christmas. Not only are we spending less on gifts, even the most generous donors are trimming back on their charitable giving
Some Christians may feel they have to choose between charitable giving and gift giving in this tough economy. And more than ever, we realize how important it is to choose wisely by giving only to trustworthy and reliable charities.
Today, on Giving Tuesday, here are a few simple tips to maximize your donations, stretch your dollars, and make the most impact with your charitable giving this holiday season:
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The 12 Days of Christmas
is a collection of 12 daily devotionals to inspire and encourage the spirit of Christmas and prepare you for the New Year. Each daily devotion includes a Christmas quotation, a Bible verse and a thought for the day.
Access all 12 devotionals here, or sign up to have them emailed daily to your inbox.
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Be encouraged by this true story of a grandmother's faith reborn, as Jen's depression
turned to hope. While witnessing God's faithfulness during her daughter's difficult pregnancy, Jen reclaimed the joy she once knew years ago.
Read: Jen's Joy
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