Christmas, it's that time of year where you get together with you're family for a time of fun, giving, and celebration. If you're blessed, you might even get to go to a rocking worship service. This Christmas I got all above the above, but the important thing is that even though I was blessed richly this Christmas, I was able to bless others.
This year and the past 2 Christmases I have been a part of feeding the homeless at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Newport News. It's just a time where we go to an Episcopal Service then feed those who are less fortunate than us a really good Christmas meal. I consider it one of the best parts of my Christmas.
Another important part of Christmas is Christmas Eve at Waters Edge Church. The opening was one of the most impressive I've seen in my 6 years there. It was a message about how a guy didn't believe in the true meaning of Christmas and then he had an encounter with Jesus. That same message is read in reverse order and the message completely changes. If one of the staff can hook me up with a copy of the text, that would be most appreciated.
I also have to give props to my man Mike Dominice for doing a great guitar solo for the WEC rock version of "Carol of the Bells". He pulled it off. Woohoo
Volunteering was also fun. Watching Christmas movies and making crafts with kids is also fun. I also got beat by my pastor's son in Mancala. I taught him, though, so I guessed he had a good teacher.
For those of you interested in what I actually got for Christmas, I'm not going to put an itemized list, but the David Ferrell version.
1. A bunch of clothes
2. The World of Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
3. Les Miserables radio drama
5. Batman: The Animated Series Volume 2
6. A Meade reflecting telescope
I hope you had a Merry Christmas as well and Happy New Year!