Dec 18

Welcome to the Christmas issue of your newsletter. This, for many, is the perfect time of year to reflect on the past, ponder the present and forecast the future.

Have you ever eaten something and said, “that was good, but it seemed to be missing something?” Have you ever reflected on the year and said, “that was good, but it seemed to be missing something?” Remember, it’s all in the seasoning! I hope you enjoy this issue and as always, if you like it, please pass it on.

Bland Is Not Better
SpicesHave you ever heard that variety is the spice of life? If you think about it for a moment, the best way to get out of a rut is to “spice it up a little” or do something different, something out of the norm. Relationships, occupations, exercise programs and even dinner will become very bland and even boring if you allow it. Nothing is worse than experiencing the same old thing the same old way, day in and day out, wouldn’t you agree?

Shake Things Up
Now, before you jump to conclusions, let me make one thing clear. When it comes to relationships, “shaking things up” does not mean finding someone else! There, I said it. To shake things up in a relationship may mean doing something different, anything! Go to a different restaurant, visit a different city or simply eat your dessert before the main course. Anything, just so it’s different. This thought process will work in your occupation, exercise programs and, yes, even dinner.

Psychologically Speaking
Yes, there’s even a silver lining to all of this. Psychologists say that when you do something new and different, it “wakes up” other parts of your brain and promotes creativity. Even the brain surgeon who (with all respect) does the same old thing, day in and day out, needs to “shake things up” to wake things up! If the surgeon begins playing video games or working crossword puzzles, something out of the norm, other areas of the brain will begin firing currents that spark creativity in all other areas. This activity will even help brain surgeons become better brain surgeons.

The old saying “use it or lose it” is so true in so many ways. What are some areas of your life you could shake up and wake up to experience a whole new passion? Relationships, occupations, exercise programs, dinner and anything else you can think of!

From A Biblical Perspective
The Word of God calls us the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13-14 reads, “You a
re the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”

SaltWhat does it mean to be the salt of the earth? Allow me to offer this: it means we are supposed to add flavor, spice and seasoning to the world. Just as salt adds flavor to whatever it comes in contact with, we are to add flavoring to every situation we encounter. We are the “reasoning for His seasoning,” to add spice to this world. We are a light that can not and should not be hidden!

Just as an update, The Gift is doing extremely well (please check our blog for updates). We have suspended our special rate of $49.95, and are now offering it at a 20% discount for $249.95. However, if you still would like to purchase the complete The Gift – Box Set, you can call our offices at 1.800.260.4603, reference this newsletter and get it for $49.95 through December 31st only.

Special thanks to all of you who have helped us “spread the word” by forwarding our emails and getting The Gift into as many hands as possible. Have a very merry Christmas and remember, YOU are the reasoning for His seasoning!