A Cool Christmas Story

I’ve been keeping an eye on one of my “cyber-buddies” little projects, and I think the result is worth posting about here. John used my some of my code projects a few years back, for a site he was working on, and we’ve kept in touch over the Internets off-and-on. This Christmas he felt challenged to do something tangibly Christ-like in his community, so he and his wife set out to bless a family in need with a Christmas defined by love and grace.

You can read about the steps along the way on his blog, but the bottom line is, they raised $1000 for a family who only just recently got off the street and into a home. Their Christmas list this year was pretty basic, but it looks like they’re going to get all their needs met — and more!

Its no secret that I’m not a fan of what the Christmas season has become. So this year, instead of the crazed shopping trips, tacky lights and repetitive music, maybe we should all focus on demonstrating Christ in our communities…

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  1. I was thinking about this the other day… There really was one gift given to this world at Christmas and the rest was all about giving. Everyone else gave time, their life, gifts – they sacrificed something for him – yet all we talk about at Christmas is what we got for Christmas. Great to hear of people really doing it.

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