Friday, November 25, 2011
Buck the Black Friday trend. Join the Advent Conspiracy.
By Mary DeTurris Poust
As I sat at home today, not shopping on Black Friday because I despise everything it stands for, I remembered the above video about Advent and what this season is really supposed to be about. (I posted it here last year, but it's worth watching again.)
For too many people, Thanksgiving was reduced to one more shopping opportunity, as folks left family and friends to line up at Walmart and Target and countless other stores to get more stuff. Do we really need more stuff? Of course, Advent promises to offer more of the same -- sales flyers, must-haves, in-aisle fights over that last coveted toy -- unless we consciously make it different.
Watch the video and then follow the easy instructions: Worship fully. Spend less. Give more. Love all.
It sounds so easy, so why do we make it so difficult? Visit Advent Conspiracy HERE for more suggestions and information.
Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust at 2:56 PM