Thursday, December 27, 2007
Praise God! We've celebrated the birth of the Son and survived the busy rush. I'm grateful for this time to reflect, this time to rest.
2008 coming at me like a rushing train. God be with me in the challenges that I face. And please make me be a blessing to others today!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Saturday morning. Full of anticipation. Full of plans to prepare for Christ's birth, special guests, and a trip to see my family. Overwhelming? Yes, a bit. Magical? Of course. May the Holy Spirit fill you with joy today and always. In Jesus' holy name I pray.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Ahh today was a wonderful service at Community Presbyterian. Our favorite part: Children's time. Seven little boys sat around Pastor Jon and answered his questions about John the Baptist. One young man noted that John the Baptist must have smelled badly, as he lived in the wilderness and wore camel's hair.
Another young man argued theology with Pastor Jon and wanted to specify that if "repent" meant to turn 180 degrees from your current behaviour, that John the Baptist could have had a confusing message by proclaiming "Repent!". The boy maintained that if you were already living a sin-free life, if you turned 180 degrees from it you'd have to become a bad person. Pastor Jon noted that no one lives a perfect sin-free life, so John the Baptist's exhortations would have still fit everyone....whew! These are elementary kids, folks! And they are really thinking about the message. Amazin'!