2. Last night someone handed me a $1000 check for my ministry. The second time it's happened this week. How cool is that?
(To put this in context: as of two weeks ago my ministry account was >4k in the red. That's because - to my dismay - my agency pays full salary and benefits even when the money is not there. The IRS likes it that way. I don't. But there's light at the end of the tunnel now: Yay for year-end gifts!)
3. Off to brave the crowds and get my Christmas shopping done today, I hope. And catch up on thank-you notes this evening. In between, going to see The Voyage of the Dawn Treader with some friends. Fun!