Yesterday, I helped in three different Christmas Eve worship services: 3:30, 6:00, and 8:00. It was wonderful to see so many people coming to worship on Christmas Eve! It doesn’t matter how many Christmas Eve services I attend or lead, I always get excited and go with a sense of anticipation. We shared Holy Communion with over 2,000 people in these services. Some were rejoicing and some were hurting, but both connected with Christ in a special way.
This morning we woke up to find that Santa apparently got our new address and left the kids a bunch of cool presents. The hits of the day are the Batman Cave, the Easy Bake Oven, and a Furreal Cat, who we’ve named Lily. Ever the romantic, I bought Nanci a new powercord for our Powerbook G4 Apple and an OU necklace. I got a shirt a couple of weeks ago and this morning I got a coffee mug handpainted by Emma.
We’ll be getting ready, packing up, and going to Talihina here in a little bit to be with my Mom and my brother’s family this evening. We’ll go to Nanci’s parents tomorrow and continue the celebration until coming back Saturday night!
It’s been a busy season, and I think Christmas came faster than ever before. It’s been a crazy year, but I’m sure next year will be even crazier!
Merry Christmas to all of you and great blessings in the New Year!!