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Top Ten List Of Things To Give Me For Christmas, by God

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Although I’m not a Christian and don’t believe in a personal god, I can get in line with this…


Top Ten List Of Things To Give Me For Christmas
by God


1. Instead of  writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in  a nursing home. You don’t have to know them personally. They just need to  know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of  writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff  sent out this year, why don’t you write and tell him that you’ll be praying  for him and his family this year. Then follow up.  It will be nice hearing  from you again.

4. Instead of giving  your children a lot of gifts you can’t afford and that they don’t need, spend  time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them — and that you do, too.  Real love is “we,” not a Wii.

5. Pick someone who has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that  someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless?  Since you don’t know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit-picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren’t allowed to wish you a “Merry Christmas,” that doesn’t keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the  store didn’t make so much money on that day they’d close and
let their employees spend the day at home with their families.

8. If you really  want to make a difference, support a missionary — especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

9. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no “Christmas” tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don’t know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to a charity and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don’t do things in secret that you wouldn’t do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.


Thanks, Heather

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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