If you take the time to BE the face of Jesus, you’ll find out your offering will go farther than you ever imagined.

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There’s an old saying, “Bloom where you’re planted.”

That sounds a little goofy to me. I’m a man! What’s all this talk about “blooming”? Well, in spite of the way it sounds, that’s good advice. Allow me to explain. As Christians in America, we’re conditioned to put a few dollars in the plate each week. At Christmas time we may toss a Barbie Doll in the Christmas sled or send shoes to a foreign land. Maybe fill a shoe box with toys. Those are all good things!

But what we often miss is that we have people right next to us with real needs.

I’m reminded here at the Holidays especially. At work, in our neighborhoods and even in our places of worship there are those struggling physically, financially, mentally and spiritually. Many are too proud to ask and some certainly wouldn’t take a hand-out if it were offered. But a friend? They may receive help from a friend. Now, where could they possibly find a friend?

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