Saturday Digest~December 10

~~~ Christmas Wish: be a person worthy of your own respects…by Neil Simon via Kind Over Matter

~~~ Why do you need to remember the painful times in your life? Because someone in your community of faith needs to know you were healed ~by Steve Ridgell on his blog 

~~~ Fifty-three hours…by anyone’s standards, that’s a long, hard workweek. So, are you sitting down? Fifty-three hours is the amount of time each week that the average American young person spends on some form of electronic entertainment. Connection is good, but our lives need quiet space also. Click here to finish reading this post and view the accompanying video.

~~~Holiday Mail for Heroes Program Overview

The holiday season is just around the corner and it’s time again to start thinking about being part of the 2011 American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes. For a fifth year, American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are partnering to ensure all Americans have an opportunity to send a touch of home this holiday season to members of our U.S. military, veterans and their families, many of whom will be far away from home this holiday season.

Sending a “touch of home” to American men and women who serve our country is the perfect way to express your appreciation and support during the holiday season.

Starting this fall and throughout the holiday season, the Red Cross is working with Pitney Bowes, a mail stream technology company, to collect and distribute holiday cards to American service members, veterans and their families in the United States and around the world.

The process is very simple and takes no time at all – All you need is a pen and piece of paper to share your appreciation for the sacrifices members of the U.S. Armed Forces make to protect our freedoms The Holiday Mail for Heroes mail box is open and ready to receive for your cards. Please send all mail to:

Holiday Mail For Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Video of the Week


What I Learned This Week~~~Because of Grace

☺ The servant-hearted never serve alone. Serve God –spend the whole of your one wild and beautiful life investing in many lives — and God simply will not be outdone. God extravagantly pays back everything we give away and exactly in the currency that is not of this world but the one we yearn for: Joy in Him…To read more, gently click here

☺ There is such relief in knowing that the most important time is happening right now.  I can really let go of my worries about the future, ruminations about the past, and truly experience the freedom of living in the present moment.  To read more, gently click here 

☺ We are designed for community… To read more, gently click here 

☺ It is not our job to be overwhelmed…To read more, gently click here

☺ Put your personal fingerprint on the service of your life and have fun creating memories for another. To view this movie, gently click here

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