The countdown is on – only 14 more shopping days until Christmas! I was reading a devotional recently that wasn’t intended for the Christmas season, but struck me because it was about gift-giving. The message was simple: be intentional with your gift giving. For example, if you over hear your wife comment on how another lady’s scarf looks nice, make a mental note (or put a note in your cell phone about it). If your child sees a commercial or a YouTube video of a toy, make a note of that. If you are one of those that has a hard time finding a gift for your spouse or child, be an “observant listener” throughout the months leading up to Christmas so you aren’t stuck 14 days before Christmas wondering what to get!