Christmas Eve

What a day. I am so overwhelmed by everything. Our Christmas Eve service was so us. The music was really lovely. The scripture reading was eventful. The poetry was awesome. I was taken aback by the way that our service celebrated who Jesus is. Not only what He did, but who He is. I cannot overemphasize that. Wow.

I lost my voice. That is a problem. Because I didn’t realize how much I like to talk until I couldn’t. It’s coming back, though. Thank God.

I got some cool gifts. I got a journal to help me write the book I’ve begun. I have sketched out the skeleton of the book–the general direction of the book and chapter names. Don’t worry. I’ll share. I also got a cool necklace that Natalie made for me. It has magnetic beads…hopefully I’ll be coordinated enough to wear it gracefully. It’s really, really cool.

Colleen and I went to lunch and had our standard conversation. “Wow. Can you believe that this is where we go to church?” “Wow. How awesome was that service?” “Wow.” To put this in perspective, it’s been over six months since I’ve been attending The Sanctuary. And for six months, after church, I stand amazed that God has placed me in this place. A place where my pastors invited me over to their house for Christmas. A place where I see people thriving in who God has called them to be, no matter who that person may be. Wow.

Tonight I went to Hammonton United Methodist Church for their Christmas Eve service. If you live in the area, you should check out that church. The pastor is a friend of mine, and she is a woman who is after God’s heart. Again, I left the service saying, “Wow!”

God is awesome. Nothing more can be added to that statement.

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