When we got to the nursing home, her daughter Kathy was up and around, walking and talking. We spent several hours with her, sharing about Jesus Christ, asking her if she died today would she know where she would go. Kathy told us that she had accepted Jesus Christ when she was young but still struggles. Here she was a young woman, dying. I then asked her if there was anything we could do for her. She said I would love some new pajamas and a pizza. What a joy it was to buy her some pajamas (I think they had bunnies on them). We all sat around her bed, eating pizza that afternoon. Two months later, Kathy passed away.

I am so thankful that my holiday traditions have changed … that my gift giving is done with God's incredible message of hope, love and His salvation, all bundled with the joy that only Christ can give. I challenge you to make some changes this year. Start a new tradition of giving.  God's way.

Kris Swiatocho is the President and Director of  TheSinglesNetwork.org Ministries. Kris has served in single adult ministry in various capacities for the last 20 years.  She is currently working on her second book, "Jesus ... Single Like Me," and her first book, "31 Day Experiment: Singles and Relationships" (Harvest House Publishers), was co-authored with Dick Purnell of  Single Life Resources.

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