Giving Tuesday

It’s amazing how quickly a week can “run away” from you. I woke up this morning to realize this is Giving Tuesday. Yesterday was Cyber Monday, about people buying stuff. Last week was Black Friday. I wondered for many years what that meant. I guess the thing is that people storm the stores and buy so much stuff that these establishments get out of the red and into the black.

I didn’t help out any stores to get out of the red, but on Saturday I had lots of fun shopping for a little bit with my granddaughter Brianna while her mother did the weekly grocery shopping. It was the end of the month so I couldn’t forget my faithful helpers and send their checks.

Brianna is a giving person. I’ve probably written about it before but she will always think of others before herself. I think that is the meaning of Giving Tuesday. It’s nothing new. The Bible talks about it, in the words of the Apostle Paul, reminding us about what Jesus said.

Acts 20:35 ESV

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

My Sarah-girl, the youngest of my grandchildren, asked me to give her Spanish lessons. All during my Thanksgiving visit we practiced. I thought we needed a binder. So that is what Brianna (10 years old) and I shopped for. I asked Brianna if she wanted one. No, she didn’t need one, just as long as Sarah was happy.

Sarah Spanish

Spanish binder

I had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with the kids. We took pictures that I can use for my Christmas greetings. I have four grandchildren and one “bonus” grandchild, as they say in Sweden. He is a young man serving with the Navy in Japan. Brianna was a little sad on our shopping trip, remembering her big brother.

During my visit we had some fun with a story I’ve written about a kind act Brianna and he big brother David did some years ago for her sister Lana. I’ll save that for tomorrow.

I hope you have a good “giving” Tuesday. There can never be too much love spread around.

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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