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Today's reading: James 1:9-11

With December just around the corner, we're now right in the middle of the most money focused time of year--Christmas. Everywhere you look there are online ads, television commercials, radio spots telling and bombarding us with the message that we need and deserve more, and of course, that they have it all for us at the best price. So as I read James 1:9-11 this morning, it felt like a little breath of fresh air that provided some needed perspective.

"For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits" (James 1:11).

"Thank you, God, for this small but needed reminder that pursuing anything but You is ultimately a wasted and useless effort. Help us, God, to resist the commercial pull surrounding us and instead make this Christmas season about highlighting You."

What helps you keep a proper perspective during this commercially crazy season? How are you highlighting the message of God's love this Christmas? What's one thing you can do over the next few weeks to help others see how pursuing God is what brings true and lasting joy? Tami

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Less shopping, more prayer and meditation. Keep things simple--simplicity in the Lord is beautiful!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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