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Have you ever heard someone say, “I just don’t have the time…?” Being the analyzer that I am, I have found myself thinking about that phrase for years now. Literally years.

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My brother discounts that line of thinking by telling people that no one has time…we make time. I didn’t really like hearing it when it came from his lips that day, but now, I couldn’t agree with him more.

I don’t have time to call that friend back who needs to talk but I certainly make time to watch 24, LOST and The Office.

I don’t have time to play Jr. Monopoly with my 8-year old son but I will always make time to watch the Texas Longhorns play football.

I don’t have time to volunteer at my church or my son’s school but I make time to get to Kirkland’s or Pier 1 when there is a sale.

There are plenty of things that I will always make time for. I will always make time to eat. I will always make time to sit on the sofa. I will always make time to check what my fave daily bloggers and twitterers have to say.

People are more likely to make time for others during the season where we celebrate our Savior’s birth. What is stopping us from giving our time throughout the rest of the year? Oh, I know I’m crazy to challenge you to give of yourself without expecting anything in return.

But that’s the funny part…you will get in return.

You know that whole “It is in giving that we receive” thing?

It works.

Scripture Of The Day: “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” – Galatians 5:13 (NIV)



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