Giving Tuesday!

Nov 30, 2015 by

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, but the most beneficial and life changing is Giving Tuesday.

Although it still is much about the hustle at Christmas, getting all we want from our Christmas list, and finding the deals for “us”, we are beginning to see a shift in our Christmas “gifting.” I (Jim) am a gift giver and if I could give first to my wife, and then to our children and grandchildren the world. I would. I love it and want to bless them with all. That isn’t always for the best, and I am learning this. But I simply love Christmas, and like so many others, really am a kid at Christmas. Okay, I am probably like a kid most of the time, but there is something wonderful about Christmas and all that goes with it.

We are learning ourselves to give more away to others rather than spending all on ourselves. One of our family core values is Generosity! We have modeled and taught this to our own children, as well as, many others as we write and speak. You can read more about our family values by clicking here. We are wanting to give more away to help others and bless them to experience the joy of Christ’s love and having a Christmas.

So with all the black and cyber days to buy for ourselves and loved ones, let’s remember and begin to create another tradition of GivingTuesday!

Our denomination has offered 5 different opportunities for us to give. See the link below. There are many other ways as well. In fact our local church does a variety of things to help us serve and bless others. Just find a way to give to others and express the value of Generosity by participating in Giving Tuesday. We invite you to join us and many others to help those around the world or right in your neighborhood. Whether it is on GivingTuesday or some other time during Christmas, we encourage you to be generous and give to others.

For God so loved the world that he GAVE His one and only Son… let’s live this out to share and show the love of Christ this Christmas season.

https://www.wesleyan.org/givingtuesday

Merry Christmas!

Jim and Jerolyn Bogear

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Repost: Traditions

Dec 2, 2014 by

 

Now I absolutely love traditions, especially when it comes to Christmas time. They help us to share moments together with our families, live out life together, and give us memories of those special times with special people. Traditions are such connecting, memory-making, and relationship-building times.

Traditions give us something to hang on to, give us those spaces and places to laugh, love, and live together as God designed and desires. Traditions give us those occasions and events to remember those closest to us, as well as, those in our past with whom we shared life. And helps us tie generations together relationally.

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Christmas in Our Relationships

Dec 26, 2013 by

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The lights are no longer twinkling. The music is gone along with our waistline. Under the tree is bare, unless the tree has already been de-decorated and thrown to the curb. The beautiful holiday of Christmas is over, but the lessons of the season do not have to stop.

Question: How do we perpetuate Christmas in our relationships?

I suppose we must begin with how does Christmas enhance our relationships?

We are purposeful in our time together. We take the time to fly or drive to see family. And while we are together we enjoy each other’s company doing things we love to do. It may be traditional activities, such as, baking cookies, seeing the lights, and attending Christmas services and programs. Or maybe you just do things together you love to do – shopping, hunting, snow fun, puzzles, football, etc. Whatever your family is doing, the key is that you are doing it together and creating memories.

Nativity-29Kindness abounds. At Christmas time we tend to be more generous with others because that is the attitude of the season. Maybe we are kinder to our family members or co-workers. Maybe we are more generous in giving to non-profit organizations to help out those who have less than we do. Our view of the world and other people opens up to see the value of others and appreciate them more.

We remember that Christ humbled Himself for all mankind. The lights, trees, gifts and beautiful music is an annual reminder that God sent His Son to us. Our hearts are full with the power of that Love, and we are more compelled to share that love with others we meet. No one wants to see someone sad at Christmas time. But we have the power to share the greatest Love who ever lived – that of a sweet child born in Bethlehem.

So I return to my original question: How do we perpetuate Christmas in our relationships?

We spend purposeful time together. Plan your physical or virtual get-togethers now.

We treat others kindly. Live with a heart of generosity.

We share the powerful love of Jesus with others. Find ways to share our Lord with others.

We pray that you continue with the message of the season – The greatest Love came to show us how to love others. May we continue in that love throughout the coming year.

Merry Perpetual Christmas!

~Jim and Jerolyn

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Merry Christmas

Celebrate the birth of our Lord.

~Jim and Jerolyn

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