Where will you give on #GivingTuesday?

Now that we have survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday, let’s move to a more important event- #GivingTuesday

Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and these two popular shopping days,  #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, to coincide with holiday and end-of-year giving.

It is a is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Since its start in 2012, #GivingTuesday celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

On this first #GivingTuesday observance for Watercress Words, I’m sharing a link to the Arbonne Charitable Foundation.

As an Arbonne Independent Consultant, I’m pleased this organization invests in the lives of our future leaders. Please consider a donation to this or another charity of your choice. Throughout the coming year I’ll share more giving opportunities with you.

The Arbonne Charitable Foundation’s mission is to provide support for programs and opportunities that promote the development of confidence and self‑esteem in teenage girls and boys.

We have helped more than 46,000 teens develop increased confidence through programs supported by the Foundation.

Help us build teen confidence and self-esteem. 

Advent , seeking the lost

“The word advent means “coming.” In this season of the year, we focus on the meaning of the coming of the Son of God into the world.


The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Luke 19:10, NIV




“The word advent means “coming.” In this season of the year, we focus on the meaning of the coming of the Son of God into the world.

Jesus came into the world at the first Advent, and every Advent since is a reminder of his continual advent into more and more lives. And that advent is, in fact, our advent—our coming, our moving into the lives of those around us and into the peoples of the world.”


Excerpted from

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper

also available on Kindle

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Listen to a short introduction from Dr. John Piper here, where you can download a  free PDF copy.

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Dr Aletha

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