Part of the Advent Season, for me, is looking at the need around me and beyond. I try to give throughout the year but make a few extra donations at Christmas, in place of a present exchange and as a personal way to remember why we celebrate Christmas.
Each day this week I'll be highlighting organizations and causes I believe in. There's no pressure here. You may already support other places or you may not be in a place where you can give anymore. This is just a few ideas in case you need them.
At the end of the week, I'll be hosting my first giveaway. Be sure to check it out on Friday!
Finally, I wanted to let you know about two Read-Alongs that are coming up.
Michelle Sarabia is hosting the Read-Along for @StickyJesus by Tami Heim and Toni Birdsong. It's about the relationship between faith and social media and sounds very interesting. The Read-Along community will introduce itself on December 9, with the first chapter discussion starting the next Thursday. All the details are here.
Your Secret Name by Kary Oberbrunner. Marla reviewed the book about a month ago. She also totally hooked us up! From December 1 to December 15, Zondervan is offering an amazing deal. For $10, you get the book, the audio book and free shipping! Click here to take advantage of the deal. The other cool part about this Read-Along? Every week that you link your blog post, you'll be entered to win a book from Zondervan! I love free books! Tuesday December 28 the Read-Along community will do introductions and then the first chapter discussion will start the next week. More details here.
Let me know if you decide to do either Read-Along!