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90_03_36-christmas-decorations_web.jpgHere are a few things to remember this Holiday season.

1. It is better to give than to receive. Giving and exchanging are two different things.

2. The first six letters of Christmas spells Christ, not department store.

3. Giving gifts should be out of love, not to impress others.

4. Don’t feel pressured to spend what you don’t have. For those who want more, Satan Claus is always an option. Unfortunately, he doesn’t exist.

4. Think long-term. The fifty pounds you gain from a few hours of eating, can take years to get rid of. Trust me. One plate is enough.

5. Get some rest and have some fun.

6. Spend some time in God’s presence. Allow Him to refresh your soul. Plus, your friend who always spends time with God says He’s been asking about you (just kidding).

7. Don’t play this rendition of “O Holy Night“…at least not in public.

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There’s a homeless lady that has been attending The Bridge on a regular basis.  Our leadership team decided to purchase some items for her this Christmas.  I was amazed and touched by how they stepped up to the plate in showing kindness to her.  They got her clothes, gift cards, a bible, and other items.  I truly appreciated my Mom for helping to bring it all together.

People have started bringing their clothing donations for The BIG Giveaway.  My motto this season is a small donation for us can be a huge gift for someone else. 

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We had a great time in Spotsylvania this weekend. Daniel Floyd and the staff at Lifepoint Church were amazing. They were truly hospitable and taught us a lot. I am reminded of the verse that says, “It’s better to give than to receive.” Lifepoint poured into us this weekend. I hope that one day we can be on the giving end. I’m blown away by churches that are open with their resources. For some reason, God blesses them tremendously. The more you give, the more influential you become. Here are the three greatest lessons I walked away with this weekend:

1. Give ministry away. 2. Give ministry away. 3. Give ministry away.

Did I mention “give ministry away?”

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web-image.jpgSo far, we’ve received six $100 donations towards The Hundred Dollar Project. I’m thankful for the response that we have received towards the project, thus far. Some individuals have even given through The Hundred Dollar Project website. Wow. Technology is so amazing. I’m realizing that projects such as these give people an opportunity to give. What’s amazing is people do want to give.  They just need a reason.  I have had people express the desire to give towards The Bridge. This project provides a means for them that to happen. We still have two and a half more weeks to go! I’m awaiting to see what God does next!

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