I really enjoyed this short post over at Femina, about the extravagance of God.  What better time than at Christmas to mimic His generosity and abundance as we stuff stockings?  As we reject the materialism and consumerism of the season, let’s not forget that our Creator has lavished wonders and blessings on us!  He gives us more than just what we need… He gives us things to play with, to gawk at, to marvel over, to make us laugh– things to mystify us and awe us and surprise us.  He is the Ultimate Gift Giver.   There is no shame or guilt in modeling ourselves after Him, as we stuff those stockings full of silly putty or paddle balls or diamond rings or toe socks.  

However big or small our budgets, mirthful giving should be the hallmark of Christians at Christmas, don’t ya think?