Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

There is a difference between cheap and inexpensive. That difference has nothing to do with cost and only a little to do with quality. The cost of Christmas can be prohibitive. I sometimes find myself sad or embarassed when I can't get the thing I want for the person I love. But the love language of gift giving isn't about the gift - it's about the people. I love finding something or dreaming up something to find for people I love. I find satisfaction in giving gifts. For me, a gift is taking an emotion or memory and finding something tangible to represent that - and then wrapping it up in shiny paper and giving it away! Sometimes those things are simple and inexpensive. Sometimes they take months to save up for. But when they represent love, in a specific thinking of you sort of way, they go from a bauble to a jewel.
A cheap gift can be 5 cents or a million dollars. The difference between cheap and inexpensive is the thought. When gift giving is your love language, you know that it is the thought that counts! Something throughtless is not special. It is given and received out of duty or guilt. That's why Jesus said that the widow who gave her all (all two cents worth) gave much more than those who paraded their grand gifts in the Temple. It wasn't just about sacrifice, the gift was about Love. I think that is why so many people were disappointed with God's salvation. They wanted a grand king to rule on high, but God provided something much more special. He sent His Son. Not an expensive royal conquest, but a humble servant who lived, loved, died, and thankfully - conquered death! God's gift showed thought. He gave from His heart, not His wallet. And even though that gift is incalcuably valuable, it's real value is in what it means to us individually. So if you give gifts for Christmas let them show love and creativity, no matter what the price tag says.

Go Fish

Go Fish is three guys bringing fun accapella fueled music to families and young children! Everything they do is geared towards introducing kids to Jesus through music, dance, visuals and fun.
“CS Lewis called it ‘chronological snobbery’—every generation thinks the previous generations were out of touch and we know better,” adds Jamie. “But so much in today’s world is man-centered. Many times even the Gospel becomes all about us, what’s in it for us. More than anything we’ve ever done, Kickin’ It Old School is definitely God-focused. For us it isn’t just about singing old songs, it is about teaching kids that the Truth is in the Bible.”
Kickin’ It Old School is the latest installment of the biblical foundation for kids and families that Go Fish has been building since their 2003 children’s music debut, Splash. Leaving behind a career in Christian pop, the trio turned their attention to making music exclusively for kids after a series of sold-out concerts gave them a nudge toward an audience which might have been smaller in stature, but not in numbers.

Christmas Album: Christmas With A Capital C

Latest Album: Kickin' It Old School

Scriptural Pursuit

Q: Who is the only king who is said to have neither mother nor father?

A: Melchizedek, the king of Salem (Hebrews 7:3)

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