Holiday Warmth for Giveaway Winner…and Others

Somebody just got a little warmer. Today I drew a name for the Holiday Warmth Giveaway, and the lucky winner is…Dave! A Starbucks gift card and a copy of Grace for the Moment is coming your way soon, Dave. Do your best to stay warm until they arrive :)

You know what? It’s fun adding a touch of holiday warmth to another person’s life. Whether it’s offering a steaming cup of cocoa after an evening of Christmas caroling or a cup of hot coffee to a homeless person taking refuge in a soup kitchen, such small acts of kindness have a way of warming not only the body but the soul as well.

I bet God will give us opportunities to touch others with His tender love and warm mercy this holiday season. The question is…will we be watching for them? Will we be ready to reach out and warm the heart of another?

Sometimes we can plan to reach out — through ministries like Angel Tree or Operation Christmas Child, but other times the opportunities come in the blink of an eye. Things like holding the door for a frazzled mom who needs a helping hand, making eye contact with someone and offering warm thanks, or letting someone check out before us in one of those long holiday lines. Moments come and go so quickly… Let’s try to be ready.

How has someone touched you with some holiday warmth? It doesn’t matter if it happened two days ago or two decades ago. Take a moment and share it with us, won’t you?

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16

*Flickr photo by byJoeLodge


  1. A woman let me out of the post office parking lot. Many times people waiting for the signal light block the post office drive and no one can enter or exit the post office. I asked the Lord to bless her for the kindness she extended me. She missed the green light due to her kindness.

  2. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  3. I appreciate the people who take the time to put up Christmas lights and decorate their houses for Christmas. We haven’t always done that, but we love driving around and looking at all the lights. I know it’s a lot of work, but it sure blesses a lot of people!

  4. Annette & Renae, thanks for sharing. And Susan, welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you found me. Will look forward to hearing from you again sometime!

  5. Are you sure? Dave? Dave who? Just kidding. Congrats Dave. We love having you in blogland…I think.

    Always looking, Cheryl, for those occasions to give to others. Seems so easy at Christmas. Praying the spirit of the season stays with me throughout the year.


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