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Friday, August 24, 2012

Join Me Tomorrow


Linking up with Lisa-Jo today for Five Minute Friday.  Here are her rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Five Minute Friday
OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on: JOIN

It shouts at us every day:  Join Here for Free, Join us, Sign up, Click here.

The call to come and be part of something.  A something that has no community, but where we are a commodity, an information source to help the marketing gurus and advertising whiz kids push their wares at us in exactly the right way.  These are the same ones who line the aisles of pharmacies with toys cars at just the right height for every 3 to 7 year old boy .  The same ones who have Hello Kitty greet your knees at the building supply store, but stare longingly into the eyes of daddy’s little angel that just had to come along.

This is not what I want I want you to join ME.  Join me on a trip through the next 4 months to the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We start here tomorrow and I want you to JOIN ME and others in a community of support and encouragement and hot chocolate stirrers made of peppermint sticks.  Will you JOIN?


29 comments:

  1. What a great invitation to something that will feed our souls more deeply than any product we could buy or be lured into supposedly "needing". I will link back up to see what you have in store. Visiting from 5 min Fridays.
    God bless!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope I didn't disappoint. You have no idea how thought provoking your comment is to me right now.

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    2. Tried commenting on your blog but it wouldn't seem to take. Here it is: How sweet! What a nice encouragement to be slow to anger and take it all in first. Thanks for stopping by my place earlier.

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    1. Thanks! Glad you stopped by today.

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  3. OH my mother would love you. For she taught me gifts were to be homemade -- or what she would call a labor of love.

    and I love this idea!!!

    So thrilled to meet you through Five Minute Fridays!

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    1. Thanks. Your mother probably actually got the things done that she planned. That is always my problem and one I want to tackle this year. Pleased to meet you! Your words were wonderful, that was a great photo, too!

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  4. Love this idea. I'm struggling with thinking about Christmas when it's still 100 degrees outside, but what a great invitation.

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    1. I know, right?? It's still pretty warm here, too. I'm not going to be pulling out the stockings or anything crazy like that just yet. I hope you'll caom back to see what it's all about. Thanks for coming by.

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  5. oooo I look forward to this! I'm so bad at home-made!!

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    1. No pressure. :) But, you can do it!!

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  6. I did homemade gifts last year but I waited too long to get started. Four months seems just about right. Can't wait to see what you have in store. I'm in.

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    1. Ding, ding, ding... we have a winner! That's exacdtly what I thought. We're gonna break it down into nice manageable pieces. Maybe you'll get them done this year.

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  7. Lovely!! Count me in! I am joined!!

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  8. I can't wait... I'm already plotting some ideas for a homemade Christmas!

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    1. Ooh, you crafty thing. I know you've got some good ideas to share.

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  9. Hot chocolate with peppermint sticks. YUMMM!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Please come back with your mug!

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  10. Oh yes! Celebrate the birth of our Lord!

    I have got Christmas on the heart already too. Ours will be different for us this year. We are dedicating the money usually spent on gifts to giving to the least of these, for Him.

    I am looking forward to it :) Blessings to you, friend.

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    1. That's great. That's one of those things that also seems to slip past, too. I think i may add in looking for ways to give instead of just things, too. Thanks so much for the spark.

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  11. A four month Christmas celebration?? Fun!

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    1. Christmas and Easter are two things that should be part of our everyday life!

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  12. Sounds like such fun! (I confess I won't be there...way too much stuff going on in my world, but the good news is that I am striving for a seriously reduced commercialized Christmas -- much more focus on the meaning, less on the "stuff")

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    1. Please come back when you have time. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Looking forward to following along! How's your summer been? (We should get together soon!) =)

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    1. Thanks. I am free on Tuesdays and Thursdays now that my little guy is in school, but a weekend would be nice, too. I'd love for our families to get together. Email me. :)

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  14. Hmmmmm I just may have to check this out -

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    1. Please do, I'd love for you to join us. I'm so glad you came to visit.

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