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Gifts

If you’ve driven by the church building recently and wondered why I’m not at work since my 2005 black Honda Civic with the Aloha sticker is missing, it’s because I bought myself a really nice Christmas present this year. I bought a new car. She’s so pretty! She’s a 2015 blue VW Jetta. I’ve needed to replace my Honda for a while. She had a lot of sentimental value, but her trade-in value was $250. The last church I served, Impact Houston Church of Christ, gave me the Honda Civic. It was a complete surprise when my co-worker, Dennis, handed me the keys to the Honda Civic at the dealership and said she was mine. I named her “Impact.” She replaced “Granny,” my maroon Geo Prism that my Granny bought for me during my senior year in college. “Granny” replaced my white Ford Escort that my parents gave to me my senior year in high school after I hit a deer two weeks before my Granny passed away. I never named the Ford Escort. I think I never named my first car because I didn’t understand the value and sacrifice it meant for my parents to give me a car. I do now. I have a car payment for the first time ever in my life, and even though it’s an added expense, even this car payment is a gift because it represents the ability to travel safely to and from work, travel to see my family for Christmas, and new adventures. Names are important…to name someone or something designates value. I haven’t named the new car yet, but I’m sure inspiration will come at the right moment.

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The Little Drummer Boy

According to my wife, it’s a guy thing. I’ll be standing in front of the pantry asking her “are we out of Nutella already?” She’ll reply, “No, it’s right there in the pantry, middle shelf”. “No it’s not” I reply. She then makes her frustrated way to the pantry, grabs the jar of Nutella that was literally right in front of me and places it firmly in my hand as her eyes roll. It was right there in front of me, but somehow I didn’t see it. Sound familiar to you?

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Peace

During this Holiday season people all around the U.S. just seem to be a little nicer, a little more generous and a little more Joyful. ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly Fa la la la and all that Jazz. This holiday season, especially Christmas, emphasizes Peace, Love and Happiness!!

The Holiday season is one my favorite times of the year! I love seeing Christmas lights and the smell of Christmas trees. I also love the act of giving to one another while remembering the ultimate gift to the world which is the birth of Jesus, and that we have the opportunity to go back in time and experience the story of him being born and all the great things he’d do, based on our interpretation when we reading the Bible.

But I want to focus on the word Peace.

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The Eyes Of Our Hearts

A major theme in my prayer life this year has been the plea that God would empower me to see what He wants me to see and in the way that He wants me to see it. Within that prayer I have told Him that, more than anything He could give me, what I really want is Him. As with so many deep longings, there is a song that comes to mind. It goes, “Open the eyes of my heart Lord that I may see you.”

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Amazed Again!

Last Sunday afternoon was a wonderful day of fun and fellowship at South Lakes Park. God gave us blue skies and great weather. There was face painting, games, music, candy, costumes, hot dogs, real dogs, and of course WATER. And we walked! Some carried heavy containers of water to experience what it is like in Africa. It was all good. Lots of fun and good fellowship!

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