Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Tuesday

Two weeks in a row!
My Multitudes on Mondays blog post is late again this week! Well, it's all good... you wanna know why? Because today is Giving Tuesday... and I want to share with you a great way to mark this day!

So... what is Giving Tuesday all about anyway? Well, it's about giving, of course!

Have a look... {please pause the playlist on the sidebar of this blog as you watch this video}

So... wanna jump in and join in the festivities of Giving Tuesday?

Yes? You are *so* awesome!
Have I got just the right thing for you! Introducing... Gifts of Compassion

The thing is... when you purchase a Gift of Compassion, it's like double giving! Not only are you giving a meaningful gift to that special someone on your Christmas list, you are also giving to a child in need! It can't get any more awesome than that, can it?!? :-)

As an example, here's my favourite Gift of Compassion... yes, you read that right... I love giving bacteria-free water!

I can think of several people right off the bat from my Christmas list that would love to receive this as a Christmas present this year knowing that their gift will give a Tanzanian family living in extreme poverty the gift of bacteria-free water for life! Yes, you read that right... for life!

You can read more about Compasison International's "Water Of Life" water filters by visiting this website.

Wanna give some bacteria-free water to that special someone this Christmas too? 
You can do so by clicking here! I promise it will be the best Christmas gift that they've ever received because it's a gift that will keep on giving!

So... let the shopping and the giving begin!!! Friends, let's give meaningful gifts this Christmas! These Gifts of Compassion will last much, much, much longer than that trendy scarf, that funky sweater, that just-released CD... or even that fancy coffee machine! :-)

As I continue to count grace-gifts, with unending thanks... to The One who gave us the greatest gift of all... these are the things I am thankful for this week... #1662 - #1666:
:: A quiet week.
:: Decorating our home for Christmas!
:: Christmas music!!!
:: Volunteering at the George Canyon concert with my girl for Compassion where a bunch of children got sponsored!
:: My new iPad mini! My very first Apple product... love it!
Hope your week is off to a good start, friends!
Loving this quote today, as our family thinks about how to prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas in a meaningful way...
I think of Jesus' beginning, his supernatural conception. His mother bends the knee and submits her will to God's, "Let this happen to me as you say." This is a woman, a womb, a hand, humbly opening to the perfect will of God. In her humility - her willingness to die to her expectations and plans - God exalts her. In her submissiveness to His will, He fills her emptiness with fullness of Himself. Her refrain of humble, surrendered gratitude quietly sings through all ages.
~ Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts.
Let's soar into this new week together, friends... let's do justice, love mercy and walk humbly!

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Jump in... I promise you will be blessed!

Compassion is a command, an act of worship, a song of thanks to Him.
Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly with God!


  1. Oh, I love to browse Compassion's "gift catalog" and pick out my favorites. Thanks for the encouragement here. Tonight when I fill up the glasses at dinner, I'm planning to point out our "bacteria free water".. and then share the tale of those who don't have such a gift. Time to rally the troops around my house and get giving!

    1. Yay! So awesome!!! Thanks for dropping by today, Alicia.

  2. I shared your link.... on my blog. We will be giving too. Looking through the Compassion gift catalog...

    Our church starts Advent Conspiracy this Sunday... I am so excited. This time last year we had just started attending... and they were doing AC. It brings back a flood of emotion as I remember being so grateful God led us to a "giving" church.


    1. So wonderful, Teena! I am so happy that you have found a church to call home!