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Christmas Memories… and a Giveaway!

Okay, at the end of this post, you can comment to enter to win our amazing giveaway prizes! If you want to know what the prizes are, click here.

Christmas is quickly approaching! I can’t believe how fast!

It’s the time for parties, baking, buying, wrapping, Christmas movies and so many fun times!

I want to share one amazing Christmas memory with you today, then I’d love to hear yours!

Several years ago, probably only our 3rd married Christmas, my husband and I were extremely tight in our budget! (Actually, there was no budget) We were away in full-time ministry, and were only weeks from traveling 13 hours to see our families. We found out that money was just not going to be there for us to travel. Through a misunderstanding we had thought our salary would continue the entire time we were gone, but then found out it wouldn’t. And there were no bonuses that year, due to a tight budget in the church. We didn’t have enough money. It wasn’t even close. Since we had not made the naive decision to own a credit card, there was no way we could go home.

No. Way.

But (what a marvelous little word), a sweet old lady in our church called to ask Jamin if he would cut down some trees. He did so gladly. It was hard work and took an entire day. They weren’t large trees, but they were near her house and it was tricky to get them down in a safe place. adamsportf3treessnow

Jamin finished the work and as we got in his pickup to leave, she pressed a check into his hand. It was way more than enough. More than if our salary had continued and we had gotten a bonus. Times two! Or three!

God is so good! Let us reflect His goodness, and celebrate His birth!

Now, here is how you enter for the giveaway! I want you to share one of your favorite Christmas memories with me. It can be as simple as your funniest gift or craziest tradition. Or it can be a Christmas miracle! Just share in the comments, and you will be automatically entered! (You may only enter once!) If our blog doesn’t recognize your id, make sure you at least put your first name and last initial. At midnight on Friday, it will be too late. So enter now, and share with your friends!

Your entry has to be here on the blog, not on another post, not on facebook. On this blog post.

Saturday afternoon, I will post a video of pulling your name out of the bowl! Ready, set, go!

❤ JoyChristmas