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When You Give, You Receive

Instead, bless – that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.  1 Peter 3:9-10 (MSG) My husband is a master gift giver.  No matter what the occasion may be, he always surprises me.  He makes a sport of it, and each year he strives to outdo himself.  The gifts are not always expensive, but he works to find a personalized gift that meets a specific need that I have or that he knows I will enjoy.   
We live in a culture that is cultivating consumerism.  At Christmas, every advertisement is beautifully created to convince you at an emotional level that if you receive the perfect gift, you will be forever filled with joy.  The advertisers are so skillful that they have even made me cry during diaper commercials!  
My husband is an excellent gift giver because he doesn’t fall prey to the culture of consumerism.  Instead of mindlessly purchasing the latest hot item, he carefully listens as I mention an item I may need or an activity I want to try.  He then lovingly…