One of my friends asked me today if I have completed my Christmas shopping. Ha! I haven't even started yet. I'm counting on those slash-and-burn deals closer to the holiday. I also haven't had much time to think about it yet. I'm headed out today to Chicago for two speaking engagements and a number of radio interviews over the next few days. I hope to be able to post some updates while I travel, but it remains to be seen what the forces of technology will allow. I do know this: It's supposed to snow one or two inches in Chicago today. Being from D.C., this means I must panic and run to the store for bread and milk. It's what we do at the first sign of a snowflake. I sure hope I can carry it on the airplane.
Anyway, in the spirit of thinking of others, I have accumulated a few things that may be of interest -- a little something-something for everyone.
First, an exceedingly helpful item for my single brothers. Boundless has put together the Guy's Guide to Marrying Well, a well-designed compilation of some of the best counsel Boundless has published over the years. Steve Watters at Boundless pointed out to me that I'm the only female voice in this guide. Score! It's just a short blurb, but I'm honored to be included.
Now for music lovers. Two weeks ago, my church invited the Annie Moses Band to perform a classical concert. The band also joined our worship team for the Sunday morning services. My four nieces were with me that day and they loved the energetic pop-meets-classical performance of this family band. They bought the CDs and have been playing them ever since. You might also enjoy them, so here's a taste from YouTube. It will put you in the holiday mood--"God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen."
Finally, something for husbands and wives. A little while ago, the GirlTalkers ran a great series on how wives can fulfill the Proverbs 31:12 verse to do their husbands good. They solicited ideas and posted some of the best ideas on their blog. These ideas may be the best supplement to whatever you can buy this year. Have fun!