Your Most Important Message of the Day

You’ve checked your e-mail, your Instagram, and your Facebook, but have you checked your  Bible today?

If you haven’t you really should because your most important message of the day is most likely waiting there for you  🙂

No Bible?? You can get a free one for your phone or your tablet here -> YouVersion Bible App

The Resting Place

This is where I found my cat sleeping this morning.

Lately, I can’t seem to keep him off of my Bible.  It seems to have become his favorite resting place.

When I saw him so peacefully resting in my Bible it made me think of how it makes me feel when I open this book each day and read the special messages God has tucked inside for me.

No, it doesn’t make me fall asleep like Bart, but instead, HIs words fill me with peace.

The Bible is the place where I know I will always find my Jesus and the peace that only comes when I rest in HIm.

Where will you find your rest today?

Pigs, chickens and Goats! – Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away

Pigs, chickens and Goats! - Twelve Days of Giving Christmas AwayYesterday I finally managed to get all of my Christmas presents wrapped except for one present for my daughter which I ordered online. I’ve been waiting patiently…. okay make that not so patiently for it to be delivered. I  received and email yesterday telling me it will be here by December 24, so Ugh and thank you Target for leaving me on pins and needles wondering if her gift will get here by Christmas.

I was thinking today about how I spend so much time searching for just the right gift for each person on my list. This gift is something I know she really wants and needs and also one I am excited to give her (I can’t say what it is here just in case she is reading my blog). I will be really disappointed if it doesn’t get here on time.

Finding the right gift for my kids seems a lot harder now that they are adults but shopping for my grand kids is easy. When I shop for them the gifts practically jump off the shelf into my cart and I have to stop myself from buying them too much.

Today I was looking once again through the Compassion Christmas catalog and noticed they have some pretty unique gifts in it.  They are gifts that are not your normal type of Christmas present.  While I am spoiling my grand kids with toys there are kids in the world who are asking for things like chickens, goats, and pigs for Christmas. For a family in poverty, gifts like these are truly needed and wanted, and they can provide food or be a way to generate income.  A goat can provide milk for a family, pigs reproduce very fast and can be sold or used as food.  A chicken can provide eggs to be eaten or sold in the market for income or even hatched into more chickens.

Oh and guess what?… When you purchase a gift from Compassion’s catalog if you would like, you can purchase the gift in honor of a friend or family member and they will receive a card via email or if you would like you can print it and to give it to them as a gift telling them you have purchased a gift in their honor. How cool is that?!

So with that said…. today’s 12 Days of Giving Christmas Away gift is ….

drum roll please….

the gift of pigs, chickens and goats

How cool will it be when your friend or family member opens their gift this year to find out that you have purchased a pig, chicken or goat in honor of them and then to know that you have helped a family in poverty to be more self-sufficient, have more income, and have healthier children!

Who would have ever thought a gift of a pig, chicken or goat could be the perfect gift?

If you would like to help a family by sending a pig, chicken or goat, just click picture of the gift you would like to send below.

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Well thats it for today, hope to see you back here tomorrow.  Have a wonderful day!

Terri Siebert

Other Posts in the ‘Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away’ 

Day 1. A Very Special Music Monday –  Kickoff to Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away

Day 2. Water of Life – 12 Days of Giving Christmas Away

Day 3. Giving Christmas Away ~ Feed  a Mother and Baby

Day 4. Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away – Good Tidings of Great Joy and the Gift of the Bible

Today we are having a link up.  All you have to do is write a post about Christmas, click the blue ‘add your link’ button at the bottom of this post and then put the link to your post in. I put mine in to show you how it will look.

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12 Days of Giving Christmas Away ~ Good Tidings of Great Joy and the Gift of the Bible

The following blog post and video was posted in Compassion’s Sponsor e-news


 

This Christmas, we celebrate the 158,030 Compassion-assisted children who accepted Christ in 2015.

Source: Good Tidings of Great Joy


How awesome is that????? Lives are being changed!  Today’s 12 Days of Giving Christmas Away gift, is the gift of The Bible.  When you click the picture of the little girl with the Bible you can purchase a Bible for a child in his or her own language.  What a great gift that a child will read and treasure as they grow closer to Jesus Christ.

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And what a great way for you to give Christmas Away this year 🙂

Terri Siebert

Other Posts in this series, ‘Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away’

A Very Special Music Monday –  Kickoff to Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away

Water of Life – 12 Days of Giving Christmas Away

Giving Christmas Away ~ Feed  a Mother and Baby

Door Number 1 or Door Number 2?

This morning I overslept.

I hurriedly showered, styled my hair, put on makeup, grabbed myself a cup of coffee and a protein bar, and I headed for the door.

As I passed through my living room on my way out the door I happened to see my Bible laying on the coffee table, unopened.  20150720_110426-1

Suddenly the thought occurred to me that I had just spent time doing a bunch of stuff to get ready for my day, but everything I did was something that helps the outside of me to look better.  I had showered, fixed my hair and put on makeup all of which took about 45 minutes. How many minutes had I spend on making the inside of me better?

Zero…

I have all of these ‘self-help’ items in my home…

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Makeup

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Hair and skin products

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Blow dryer & Hair Straightener

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My Bible

Which of them is the most important? 

Door number 1?

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Was I really going to spend 45 minutes doing things that were probably not all that important and give zero minutes to what was most important?

If I could make time for my hair and makeup, surely I could make time for what is most important and what always makes the inside part of me better.

It’s what is inside of a person that really matters and besides ….when a person’s insides are good the outside will be too.

It was time to restart the start of my day.

I hope you are off to a great start this morning,and if your not it’s never too late to restart the start of your day.

Have a wonderful day,

T

How Well do you Know God?

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Have you ever had a friend that you can pretty much predict what they will say or do because you know them so well?  The more you are around someone the more you get to know them and know who they truly  are. The same goes for God, the more you spend time with him the more you will get to know him and know who he truly is.

Ask yourself today… What do I know about God?  Who is God?

I don’t mean just what you have heard about him but how well do you personally know him?  Do you know him from spending time in the Bible and spending time with Him or do you know only what other people have told you about Him?

If you want to be really good friends with someone you gotta take the time to get to know them personally.  The same goes for God, he loves you always but if you take the time to get to know Him personally He will be the best friend you ever had.

Get to know him today,

Blessings,

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Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

To read the rest of the posts in this series you can click here – 31 Days of Hushin’ My Mouth

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I’m All In

 

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I took a trip through my Bible tonight and here are a few things I found along the way.

I hope you are as blessed by them as I am.

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Blessings,

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This post is part of the 31 day series ‘31 Days of Hushin’ My Mouth
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