25 Days of Survival Tips: Count down to Christmas, Day 8

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Do something for someone else and have the kids participate.

You know the old saying “it is easier to do something yourself than to ask for help”? Throw it out the window. Let’s replace that with something more meaningful and eternal, “it takes time to train others and be patient when they don’t know what to do, but the time is an investment, not a waste.” Time is a precious and irreplaceable resource, but people are more precious. Some of our children have gifts that we are not even aware of. And isn’t this the season of giving gifts. Let’s let our children give their gifts to the Christ child and watch them grow!

This season, two of my children and I have been involved in a major production of Scrooge, A Christmas Carol. Ania helped with props backstage serving the Stage Master, George Yost. Rafal handed out mics. under the direction of Bud Ervin, the Tech master. My original job was diction coach and drama team leader which morphed into one of several stage directors. My kids jobs morphed into other jobs too which they willingly fulfilled. See the photo below? Amazing! All of us under the direction of Jeff and Heather Nichols (middle) and their girl Friday, Ashley Curry.(bright blue dress on left) Everyone in the photo taken by talented photographer, Jessica Lueken, served with kindness and not competition.

This season let us use our resource of time and ourselves and pour it like a precious drink offering into the kingdom!  And let me tell you, the kingdom is fun, it is not dry or boring. It is exciting and energizing to work side by side with brothers and sisters!

The most important harvest of this season is new names written in the Lambs Book of Life. The Lord used the vehicle of Scrooge to do just that. Thank you Jesus for new siblings in the kingdom!

More photos on my facebook page- Positive Adoption!  Videos of the performance will be available soon, if you are interested message me, email me, or tweet to @kathguire!

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