Sunday Before Christmas
Saying for the day:It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W.T. Ellis
The Sunday before Christmas has always been special to me. It has some of the wonder and feel of Christmas itself.
Today we will:
Sing the old Christmas carols.
Be reminded that the Christ who came at Christmas is coming again.
Feel ( a strange word for Lutherans) the compelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
Be in awe of what God did and is doing for us.
It is hard to describe.
It is not a stand up and shout Sunday.
It is more the experience of kneeling before the King and being glad he invited you.
In any case it is special, at least for me.
I pray your day will be just as wonderful.
#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. This morning there is not a pigeon to be seen. It’s like they are taking the day off. There is no cooing, no flapping of wings, no big white spots where there weren’t any a moment before. Again the pigeons seem to have taken Sunday off.
Tommy UK says there is now no doubt , in his mind, that the pigeons are playing follow the leader. He has looked at all the videos and everyday the activity is lead by the same pigeon , an odd looking one. And everyday that same pigeon ends the activity. In some way it is directing the designs. He has enlarged the picture and has never seen a pigeon that looks like this one before. During the day , once it has completed the design , it is nowhere to be seen.
Ms. Purcell is still sure he is wrong but she is now studying the video. With no activity today she has all day to do that.
Pastor Joan will be preaching a sermon titled “ The Promise Waited Long” this morning. It said so in the mail out Last Lutheran sent to all its members. It contained sermon titles and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day service times. Last Lutheran will have three Christmas Eve services including one that starts at 11:30. At 7:00 it has a candle light service with real candles. It will be one very special time.
Today's Link- No further links until January 2, 2008. Happy holiday.
If I had a day eraser today would get erased. When I got up it was 38 degrees . When I finished blogging it was eighteen. There was glare ice on the road in front of the house and so we didn't go to church. The salt truck came through by lunch time. I wired the street car on the layout wrong and it took off so fast the track collapsed. The Packers lost. I'm making saffron buns and the dough looks like it has too much liquid. I just want to scream. But instead I'll go take a breathing treatment.