A Time to Prepare

Today is "Black Friday" - a day when millions of Americans will spend millions of dollars on gifts for millions of people and, at the end of the day, millions of people will still be without the many, many things they need

- clean water
- shelter
- clothes
- healthy food
- access to education

The list could go on. . .

Two years ago, Andrea and I discovered The Advent Conspiracy - a group of Christians who committed themselves to preparing for the Christmas Season in a different way - by worshipping fully, loving all, and giving relationally.  Several Advent Conspiracy videos have been made in the years since The Advent Conspiracy first launched. Today, this one caught my attention:

Christian educators. . . this DVD provides a great resource for a series of formation classes during Advent. We used it at St. Barnabas - Villas and St. Mary's - Stone Harbor last year and a number of people commented on its effectiveness.

Yes, I recognize the irony of suggesting a purchase on Black Friday. But then being a Christian has never been simple. . . .

Blessings to all for an Advent filled with expectant hope and prayerful preparation.

Pastor Debra+