- I wrote an article about my 30-year journey to get Christmas gift-giving “right” for the December issue of Lutheran Woman Today magazine (visit www.tinyurl.com/SusieSays). This article won’t be featured on the LWT Web site until December, but you can get a sneak peak. The online version doesn’t include the picture, so I’m sharing it here. My dad took this picture of me with my mom, my first book of prayers, and my beloved stuffed cat [un]creatively named “Kitty.”
- There are many resources to help “keep the reason for the season” during Advent and Christmas, notably Whose birthday is it, anyway? by our friends at Alternatives for Simple Living.
- Don’t forget the Pentecost (see pages 2, 3, 10) and the Advent–Easter (see pages 3, 4, 5) editions of ELCA World Hunger’s Congregation Connections
- The current issue of ELCA World Hunger’s Top 40 Resources catalog highlights our Christmas card, resources connected to ELCA Good Gifts and God’s Global Barnyard, and other gifts-and-giving helps.