The Christmas story is a story of love, hope, redemption and relationship. So, what happened? How did it turn into stuff, stress and debt? Somehow, we’ve traded the best story in the world for the story of what’s on sale. We Americans spent over $600 billion on retail sales last December – much of it on Christmas shopping. Yet it would only take $20 billion to make clean, safe water available to everyone in the world. God gave us the perfect gift at Christmas – his presence through his only son. God’s Christmas list included everyone. Expand your Christmas list this year to include those who really need our presence (see the attached for opportunities to give your presence this Advent season). Come join the Conspiracy – let’s take back Christmas. Worship Fully – Spend Less – Give More –Love All!