I know that followers of Jesus have different opinions and thoughts about Halloween. If you can’t celebrate Halloween with a clear conscience…ignore this…take the family out for dinner Friday night and give your waitress a tip that is more “treat” than “trick”.
For the rest of us… Halloween is the only time of the year( other than “girl scout cookie season”, which I believe should be declared a national holiday by the way) when our neighbors will show up to our house in great numbers and ring our bell. Let’s make the most of it! I challenge all of you to be the “best house” on the block. The one that kids (and parents) love to come to. It’s a great opportunity to be generous…to give to your neighborhood “no strings attached”.
Michele, Princess Belle (Reagan), and I will be having a free hot chocolate/hot cider stand (with candy for the kids of course) in our driveway. We’ve been doing it for three years now and it is a hit with parents and kids. It also allows us a chance to “meet” and speak with people in our housing development we might otherwise never meet… And no, other than displaying our awesome “actionchurch-o-lantern” that we were given Sunday…this is not about “church”. We will not be handing out tracts or actionchurch invites…just serving and getting to know our neighbors.
So here’s the challenge…be creative…be generous…be the “best house” on the block! I’d love to hear your stories…