One way to make God smile; give like it’s his birthday. Nobody likes a humbug at Christmas. It takes time to prepare for a celebration. We work at keeping it a surprise. We wrap gifts and we can’t wait to see the expression on the face of the one getting our gift. It’s a joy!

“Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving.”

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 MSG