Well, I have officially celebrated my first Christmas as a husband and it was great. It is strange to not be in Texas for this holiday; but I have loved being around my Huntsville and Locust Grove families!
I really, really enjoyed the Christmas eve service. I loved writing a children’s story for it, and the whole service was an honor to Christ and a blessing to me. I don’t think that, until this year, I have every attended a Christmas Eve service before. I guess I’ve always just stayed home. 🙂
I have found myself being reminded often this season of how grateful I am for my family. I have a wonderful, loving wife as well as caring family in Huntsville and Texas. I am thankful for them and the love and support that they show me.
As we all prepare for a new year and think about resolutions, I have one for my life. There are lots things I could do for a New Years resolution. I need to exercise more, eat better, be more giving, and appreciative. I hope to do some of all those things this year. But for my resolution I’m going to listen to the words of the late, great Jimmy Valvano. As he spoke at the 1993 ESPY awards and while battling cancer he said that “we should laugh, cry, and think every day!” So let’s try that out. I like it. Laugh, cry, and think every day of my life. Now that sounds like a life worth living. And if i have learned anything from Christ, it is that life is precious and should be lived to its utmost fullest!
So in Christ, I hope to laugh, cry, and think!
Have a wonderful week, and happy new year!
-just a ragamuffin-
Pastor of Students