Little hints of the holidays have begun to appear around our home. Tamara has been planning Advent activities for our family. We have gotten out our “Good Dirt” devotionals written by Lacy Finn Borgo, family board games, MST 3000 Turkey Day marathon box set, and a few other reminders.

Our home church is collecting food to make wonderful meals for local families.

We will begin a new family tradition this year as we celebrate and observe the birth of Jesus. From this year on, we will place a manger, an animal trough, to place gifts in. We will add gifts and money to share with others who might be in need. We will also add brochures of the ministries we support, being careful to pray for them.

The holiday season can be lonely for many people, extend a hand to those in need. Beware the many distractions. Be grateful.

You can get your Good Dirt devotional here: Good Dirt!