Archive for December, 2013

One of my favorite Christmases

December 21, 2013

It is hard to believe that Christmas is this Wednesday. It is not all that cold where we are, and since my family is gathering around New Year’s instead of actual Christmas, things feel pretty normal around here.

I’ve been asking myself if I had a favorite Christmas, what would it be? And I know one of my favorites would be the Christmas of 94, which is actually the year I would graduate… My family and our friends had been asked to leave a church the summer before which is a long story which I will write out on here one day. But anyway, our little group had been told by God to align ourselves with a mature body of believers. Well, we had been asked to leave the one church in August and had been looking at different churches for a couple of months. I’ll be honest, most of the churches we were visiting seemed as dead as the one we had been asked to leave. However, we had visited one church that I really liked, it was a Covenant church like the one I had first came to the Lord. I think we visited that church on Halloween. But to my disappointment, none of the rest of our group felt like the Covenant church was where we were called to stay. But that December, the Covenant church was putting on a Christmas play. A Christmas play? This was more of a production than I had ever seen, especially as a church play. There were a lot of people in this play, the costumes were not by any means bathrobes and things like that, I’m pretty sure each costume was made for that play. There were lots of good songs and beautiful dancing. There were several different performances, and we ended up going a couple of different times.

it was around Christmas that our group decided to make the Covenant church our home. And to me the year we were there has always been kind of special… Do you think have a Christmas that stands out to you?

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Thoughts from Scrooge

December 18, 2013

I’ve been out most of today, making merry instead of working, as Scrooge might put it. See, several people in my family went to see a play of “Christmas Carol”. It was an excellent play, I think most the actors were professionals. And they had amazing sets. Would sets be the right word? I’m really tired.
I must confess that I have kind of done some work stuff this evening. My group supposed to meet tonight, but everyone kind of got scattered. So I got some rest after dinner and then got to work. I have lots more to do tomorrow for sure. My main job right now seems to be e-mailing back and forth with different people. I kind of read through everything tonight and will hopefully answer a lot of e-mail tomorrow. That’s why I’m doing this now… I love my job. I love figuring out how to do this and that. I don’t think I’m working just because I want all this money, though it would be nice to make money at this one day. Surely it isn’t wrong to enjoy your work. I do have balance. I love being with friends. I love my church. I’m excited to have family coming at the end of this month.. I think I’d better go.

Wonderings

December 14, 2013

I have a confession to make, I do not want to write this. I have no idea what to write about, and I think that’s a big part of my reluctance. But I’m pretty sure I am going to be taking sometime off later this month because of the holidays.

I have always loved Christmas. And growing up in a Christian home, we’ve seen movies and listened to radio dramas where people can go back to when Jesus was actually born. I would love those time machines to be real. I think it would be awesome to meet Mary. She was an unwed mother, you know. I have just read some stuff online that questions that, but she was unmarried at the time of Jesus’ conception. She was betrothed, which meant she could have been stoned for committing adultery. So of course she had to be frightened. I have no idea if there was romance between her and Joseph. But most women in those days had to get married in order to survive. Did people think that Joseph was the father? Were they both shamed? I have no idea.. But I do wonder about things like this?

My brother John

December 10, 2013

I have not forgotten about this, my computer has just been giving me a lot of problems lately. Thankfully we did figure everything out yesterday. Well, actually I think we reformatted my hard drive. Sometimes it’s kind of nice to just start from scratch. Everything is working now, and that is the main thing to me. Now I’m just trying to catch up.

My brother John has been my computer go to guy for years, and I’m so grateful for him. I was almost nine when John was born. It had just been my sister Olivia and I before that, so having a baby brother was exciting. I’m grateful for the three brothers and two sisters that came after John. John has been one to make sure I am involved in family activities, especially when it requires a strong back. He likes to tease me just like he does the other girls of our family.

John has a beautiful wife named La Rena, a lively six year old daughter named Mckenzie, and their baby girl is Madison. Spending time with their family is always fun.