1 Minute Christmas Present Poll. Please?

Help me out! I want to see by an ANONYMOUS poll how much parents are spending on their children’s presents this year.  So, do me a favor and click the box that best describes you.  If you’re a student, young adult, or an adult w/out children tell me how much you think your parents spend/spent on you. (questions 3&4)

 

 

 

 

 

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Leave a comment if you feel like I haven’t asked the question right or need a clarification on something. Also, feel free to come back in a couple of days to help me synthesize the data! Fun!

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What would Jesus say to you over a cup of coffee?

Well, this is the exact question that a group of four woman from Ohio asked each other one day while sitting around the kitchen table having a cup of coffee. What did they come up with? What words of encouragement and divine inspiration would the savior of the world share with us today?

Watch this video to find out.

Yep, you heard it correctly.

“I miss hearing hearing you saying Merry Christmas.”

These very sincere woman believe that God is pretty miffed that so many people, in order to be politically correct, are saying “happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” Now, again, don’t get me wrong.  It’s a very nice sentiment, and you do have to admire the gumption of these woman for not just letting the momentum of their belief fizzle out.  To their credit, they felt strongly enough about it that they had a billboard designed to convey this message, but I would respectfully disagree with them that, “I miss hearing you say Merry Christmas” would be Jesus’ message today.

What message do you think Jesus would have for the world today, that he might share with you over a cup of coffee?  I would love to see a good conversation about this get started, so I can chime in too! Oh, and I almost forgot…..

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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A Starbucks Wedding-A Latte Love

A Latte Love

This is a pretty cool story. I have said for many years that the coffeehouse has a uniquely relational atmosphere to it, and is just an incredible place to care for people, in a non threatening way, wherever they are in life. I love the fact that the bride describes the Baristas as “family”, and that they took care of her with coffee and “powerfully kind words” while her fiance was deployed. True, this story is about a wedding, but it’s also about a lot more. It’s about caring, service and taking the time to hear the story that other people are living.

Think about who you can invite out to a cup of coffee this Christmas season.  (Not in the the romantic sense, but in the caring to catch up with them sense.) This week, with whom do you need to find out “How life is going”? Who knows where the conversation may lead. Who knows how you may serve!

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Teen’s Version of Little Drummer Boy Goes Viral

Friends, we live in a new era.

A few weeks ago Sean Quigley was you average teenage student and aspiring musician.  Today he is a YouTube viral superstar! Sean’s catchy rendition of The Little Drummer Boy is approaching 1 million views and should get there before Christmas.

What is equally amazing is that the Winnipeg teen plays all the instruments on the track, and shot/edited the video with the help of his sister and a Canon video camera!

We are living in a new era!

The catchy video also pays tribute to the song’s message about the true spirit of Christmas. That resonated deeply with Quigley, a Christian teen who plays drums in his local church.

“About a month ago I started thinking about this song,” said Quigley.

“It’s the story of a little boy going to find Jesus and not having any gifts to bring — he just plays his drum. That spoke to me so much,” he said.

Even the freshly fallen snow that covers Winnipeg’s streets seems made to order.

“God helped us out with the snow,” said Quigley. “The fact that it was perfect was a blessing.”

I love it when teens do awesome things!

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Entertainment/20111205/Sean-Quigley-little-drummer-boy-youtube-111205/#ixzz1g8qU9AhS

Credit ctvnews.ca and Eric @ Churchm.ag

Christmas in 140 Characters—The Natwtivity

The Christmas Story: 140 Characters At A Time

Ok, for a little Friday fun I thought I would send you a creative way to follow the Christmas story for the next 16 days.

From 1st December follow Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds, Wisemen and others on Facebook and Twitter. Get involved! Tell your friends and followers about The Natwivity.

Each 140-character entry will be a thought or comment from Mary, Joseph, Wise men and Shepherds, with further entries from Herod, an Inn Keeper (and his wife) and friends of Mary and Joseph.

You can follow natwivity on Twitter @natwivity and on the Natwivity Facebook page.

In 2011, Natwivity are is promoting ‘Dress Up December’ encouraging people of all ages to dress up as characters from the Christmas Story – at schools, churches, work places or even have a Dress Up December party!

Natwivity is run by the UK based Share Creative.

Thanks to James @ churchm.ag for the link!

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