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Returning and Re-Gifting

Did you know that the most popular gift given during the holiday season is the gift card. Everyone loves gift cards. You know why, people like to shop for themselves. The rest of the gifts that people give aren’t accepted as much. According to survey’s taken, the majority of people don’t hold on to the gifts they get at Christmas. They will either return it to the store and get what they want or they will re-gift it. 

Re-gifting is when you take what someone else has gotten you and give it to someone else. It’s a great idea, as long as the gift you’re re-gifting isn’t personalized… “To my wonderful son Justin Larkin.” That can get a little weird and is considered unacceptable. But that’s what I’m gonna do to Dana King this year. I’m gonna give him something my mom gave me… you're welcome Dana.

Think about the things you've returned and re-gifted. But at the same time, what are somethings you would never dream of letting go? What makes those gifts so important?

Socks and Underwear

Every Christmas you go to the Christmas tree and see the presents beautifully wrapped. They all look amazing when their wrapped. Ever gift has the potential to be exactly what you asked for,  what you wanted for Christmas. But sure enough, it never fails, you're going to get one of the two (if not both) of the two most commonly received gifts at Christmas… Socks and Underwear. 
You never asked for socks and underwear. But you got them anyway. Socks and underwear, not the gift you wanted, but they are definitely needed. 
Great way to understand Christmas. Ultimately, Christmas isn't about the gift we want, but it is about the gift we need. Take some time to think about the gift the first Christmas gave us.

Children Are Selfish

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24
When my kids wake up in the morning that don't start off thinking, "What can I do for my mother and father today? How can I best serve them? How can I honor them?" As much as we wish they would do that, the truth is they sit there in their underwear waiting for mom to bring them breakfast. They're kids, and kids are selfish. They think only about themselves. There's nothing wrong with that. It takes time and maturity before they start to think about someone other than themselves. By a certain age, we expect them t…