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It's Time to Go, Go, Go!

Christmas-time can be a very complicated and hectic time of the year.  We feel a need to decorate everything.  We put lights, wreaths, and bows on our house.  We put big air-filled decorations in our yard.  We put antlers on our cars (I don't, but I know those who do).  We put trees in our living rooms, candles in the kitchen, and trinkets on every empty surface of the house.  We also feel a need to shop.  We feel a need to buy gifts for our children, our spouses, our parents, our grandparents, our friends, our neighbors, our children's teachers, our children's friends, our mailman, our trashmen, our auto mechanic, and the greeters at Walmart.  We feel the need to make contact with those we know and associate with.  We send cards to business associates.  We send cards to family members.  We send cards to our good friends.  We send cards to people who don't even care about getting our cards.  We feel the need to party and gain weight.  We have work parties where we will…

Lessons From Black Friday

Black Friday!  Two words that send chills down my spine.  I can't stand to shop on the best of days, but to campout in front of a store for hours and to race in with an angry mob just so "I might" get want I want, that's definitely not for me.  But Black Friday does teach me something.  The best deals go to those that want them the most.  If you want the best deals, you have to campout in front of the store for awhile.  If you want the best deals, you have to walk quickly or in some cases run to where the item is located.  Those who go about Black Friday half-heartedly don't get the best deals.  The same could be said for Christians who read their Bibles half-heartedly.  Those who read it quickly and then toss it aside or those who read it without thought are not going to be the ones who gain great insights from God.  Those who gain the most from the Scriptures are those who understand its immense value.  When speaking of God's wisdom, Solomon wrote, "If…