Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gifts

Hi, Terri Reed here, I'm a bit harried this week. You see, I'm usually done with my Christmas shopping long before now as I normally buy gifts throughout the year whenever I find something that I think would be perfect for this person or that. But this past year got away from me so I've had to take time away from my writing to shop. But this morning when I sat at my computer t to write (I'm working on two books at the moment) I found myself contemplating gifts and giving and came across some scripture that spoke to me and I hope they will speak to you as well.

2 Timothy 1:6-7 My take away--God has put gifts in each of us. Wake them up! Don't be afraid to use them, because God has filled us with strength, love and wisdom.
1 Peter 4:10 My take away--God has given each one of us gifts, and it is our responsibility to use these gifts to bless the people around us.

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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the Bible verses, Terri. Very fitting for this season!

    Missy--who has hardly shopped at all!

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  2. Terri,
    I'm with you. I buy my presents all year. This year, however, got away from me and I'm hating it. You can't find 'perfect' at the last minute.

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  3. great take on the verses thanks for sharing and I have ordered your book. its going via a friend in America who is going to then ship it to me. the interview on goodreads made me need it.
    (Jenny who has shopped and is of to the big smoke/city and feeling really sick to the stomach and praying hard to feel better in 3 hours)

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  4. I have heard more people talking about this, this year! Lol...myself included! My sister is usually the last minute one, but for some reason I feel very behind this year. I think part of my excuse is that the year is going WAY too fast! I don't wanna graduate!! : (
    Hannah

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  5. Jenny hope you're feeling better. Hannah, the year has gone too fast. When do you graduate? Pam and Missy, at least we're not alone in this. I did buy a couple of Susan Boyles CD's to give away. I'm hoping I get one too.

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  6. Jenny hope you're feeling better. Hannah, the year has gone too fast. When do you graduate? Pam and Missy, at least we're not alone in this. I did buy a couple of Susan Boyles CD's to give away. I'm hoping I get one too.

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  7. Not sure why my previous post came through twice. I guess because I was on my iPhone.
    Oh, well. Technology. What can you do?

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  8. Lol! Technology is right!

    I'm a senior in high school this year. I graduate on June 18, 2010. I know, I know...plenty of time, but it's FLYING!
    Hannah

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  9. Terri I though it was cos you were so concerned about me! Im doing much better today I think it was a 24 hour thing cos started feeling better last night today im starving!

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  10. Jenny, good to know it was only the 24 bug not the H1N1. Ugh! Thankfully, we've stayed clear of that here.

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  11. Hannah, savor every moment you have left until graduation. And look forward to all that is in store for you once you do!

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  12. I made a lot of my Christmas gifts for the older ones, I embroidered on towels and gave a set to each couple. Bought the little ones something. Anyway, I love all

    Merry Christmas

    mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

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