Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Christmas 2005

  • This was the first year that I was away from home for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. Weird. Good. Scary. Sad. Yeah, it was all of those things and more. Christmas Eve at Harpeth was awesome. Sure, there were a few flubs in the flow of the services, but overall, it was such a wonderful experience. So much love in that sanctuary. We had youth do all of the major readings, and they did a wonderful job. I love to see them take that kind of responsibility/ownership.
  • Christmas morning was definitely a party. I played a handbells duet with Mary Fink. We had a baptism of an 11 year old. David, Biff, Mary, and I led a kind of spiritual song about the Christmas story. I read a children's story for the sermon. People came in their pajamas. It may go down as one of my favorite worship services of all time.
  • Being home has been good. Anna (with Jimmy, her fiancee, in tow) and I got home Christmas evening. We opened presents and enjoyed being together. In the past few days I've seen some of my favorite people...Jeff, Samantha, Mr. and Mrs. Hadfield, John, Gordon, Catherine, Danielle, Mrs. Walker, David and Carrie Graham, and one of my childhood Sunday school teachers Marty Cutler. The ghosts of Christmas past (as Carrie Simpson calls them).
  • I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season.
  • GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

mark said...

dude..if i ever get married, you are doing a handbell solo..that will be awesome..

tommorrow..gamecocks and the tigers..

mark

Jeff said...

That would be awesome. I think you should only be allowed one bell, though.

Go Tigers....please.

mark said...

absolutely..only 1 bell..and alan gets to pick..either the really big one or the really small one

*jcg said...

go gamecocks :)

though i think it would be a fitting end to the year if y'all beat us. maybe people would get over this spurrier-mania that runs rampant in columbia...

*jcg said...

SEE! TOLD YA SO!

congrats to mizzou...