Saturday, November 29, 2008

ADVENT CONSPIRACY

"Everyone wants Christmas to be meaningful...but instead it becomes shop, shop, shop! Credit Cards, Traffic Jams, To Do Lists, Useless Gifts. Then off to church...Noel, Noel, Noel. Sometimes we're just glad just to survive it. Did you know Americans spend 450 Billion dollars on Christmas every year...EVERY YEAR! So, I ask...How did Jesus celebrate? Jesus game himself...relationally, incarnation, time, space, presense. Do you see where this is going? What if you bought fewer gifts (that sweater she won't like, that random gift certificate, that toy he doesn't need), and instead of buying that gift, give something valuable...like your time! Talk, Eat, Sled, Bake, Bike, Read, Play, Create, Craft ~ TOGETHER! Make gifts like when you were a kid. And remember...that money you didn't spend? What if you gave some of it away??? To the poor, the hurting, the lonely, the hungry, the sick, the thirsty."

For more information on making this Christmas different, please visit www.adventconspiracy.org It's an awesome website who's moto is WORSHIP FULLY~SPEND LESS~GIVE MORE~LOVE ALL

Make this Christmas the most memorable ever!

J

3 comments:

Sherry said...

Love all these posts, L. I got something in the mail today that made my little heart soar!!!!!!!

We have been trying to trim down for xmas, too. Trying to think about how to keep Christ the focus. Thanks for the site!

Just Us Chix said...

Great post J! Love you!

Janet said...

This was such an EXCELLENT post, we just HAD to steal/borrow/copy/IMITATE YOU!!! It is after all the most sincere form of flattery . . .
Thank you for sharing this site. For those of you that have a skeptical nature like I do, I looked deeply into the roots of this 'movement' and it's 3 founders, and they are definitely Biblically based, scripturally sound and totally legit. . . sometimes weird organizations can masquerade as angels of light . . . not this time. AND, lest you think it's a fund raiser of some sort, it's not that either. It's just a reminder of what Christmas is about, in a very comfortable relevant financially wise way . . .