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Merry Christmas to everyone, I don’t know about you, but I have made my list and checked it twice. I hope I have everything about done. I know this season sometimes seems to bring out the worst in people, or so it seems when you are out shopping. In reality it should be the season that brings out the best in all of us. After all it is the season that truly began with love. God loved us so much that he sent his son to earth to be born in a manger. So many of the church programs tell that message, if we listen to what they are telling us. Speaking of programs, our church program was Saturday night. The kids did a terrific job and I am so proud of each and every one of them.
My little kids did a skit about going Christmas caroling, and sang several Christmas songs. Tammy and Tina’s class did a skit about a cowboy Christmas. It talked about Jesus coming to earth and loving the shepherds, and then they sang a song about having a shepherd’s heart. It was very good. We handed out lots of candy and bags of treats. I had to keep my eyes on Tom and Jolly. Tom sure likes the clementines and Jolly had a pocket full of candy. I can’t really tell on Tom for eating extra clementines, because he might tell on me for eating more than my share.
We had Santa stop by and hand out presents to the kids, and what a terrific job Santa did. We had one little girl who didn’t even care about her present, she just wanted to talk with Santa.
Sunday we had another good day. Several of our young men were in church with us and it seemed us ladies were outnumbered. Donald and Portia received several nice gifts for Christmas. They had three of their grandkids with them Sunday. We are still singing Christmas songs and Sunday night we had our Christmas dinner, lots of good food and good visiting. You can tell we are Baptist because we sure find lots of reasons to eat at our church. Maybe, it’s because we have so many good cooks.
Our weekend was busy as usual; we got up and went to Springfield Saturday morning. Our daughter-in-law, Tina was graduating from Drury. We are very proud of her. We took Courtney and Rilee with us from there, and went to see mom at the nursing home. We also had to get a few things at the store and get back home to fix food and finish the bags for the play that night. We did get everything done and even had time to play for a few minutes, just not as much as they would have liked. The girls went home after breakfast Sunday morning.
Sunday is Christmas, our church and many others will be having church. If you have nowhere to go come and join us as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas together. It will be a short service starting at ten and no Sunday school. There is always time to put God first. I know we keep repeating the same message, but if you hear it enough times, you have to remember it. Jesus is truly the reason for the season. Merry Christmas!