Nov 28 2012

Family Christmas Photos, Crazy and Creative

New trend spotted:  Crazy Creative Family Christmas photos:  Would love to see it here so I steal your idea!  :-)  

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Nov 27 2012

Giving Tuesday!

Congratulations!  You survived Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.  Now there's a new one today, Giving Tuesday. I love this.  There are two days to get great deals on things for

ourselves, why not have one day as a way to give back to someone else?

There are so many organizations you support.  One idea: You can help a child in extreme poverty Survive to 5 at

I was just talking to a friend a mine about the plethora of opportunities for making a difference yesterday, and she had this great idea to pay the electricity bill for a family with a child that has a terminal illness, but was lamenting,  wishing she could do more.

But, that's huge. The whole idea is if we all just did a little, that adds up to more.

Reminds me of the story of The Widow's Offering:

Luke 21

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Widow’s Offering

21 While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. 2 Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins.[a]

3 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. 4 For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”

This is the biggest Giving Tuesday idea ever:

There’s a grocery store owner in Minnesota who owns several stores, and he’s retiring.  His name is Joe Lueken. He could sell off his stores to one of those major companies, but he doesn’t like that idea.   Instead of selling his stores to the highest bidder, he plans on giving it to his employees.

He said, "My employees are largely responsible for any success I've had, and they deserve to get some of the benefits of that…You can't always take…You also have to give back."

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