Dairy, we almost had a white CHRISTmas here, missed it by a few hours. Some would say because snow fell on CHRISTmas day that made it a white one, but since it didn’t stick I don’t recognize this as a white CHRISTmas. I went out driving between 11:00 and midnight just to make sure that that is an accurate observation. I don’t see the big deal about a white CHRISTmas here anyway; we shut this county down after the first three flakes anyway. Then you watch the news and they usually show some good ol southern country boys pulling someone out of the ditch who says “I’m from up north I know how to drive in this stuff”. If they know how to drive in the stuff because they are from up north then how come a southern boy is pulling them out of the ditch? Just saying… No offense meant to northerners just making an observation on what I’ve seen on the news every year after it snows or ices.
Dairy, I’m so proud of my kids. Here is what they got for CHRISTmas and their responses. Jamie-$50, 12 pack of Yoo-Hoos, and we bought 2 pair of chickens to give to a poor family somewhere in Asia. He was very happy.
Kimber-$50,12 pack of Yoo-Hoos, and a donation in her name to help folks in Asia learn to read. She stated that she didn’t know which was better the $50 or knowing that folks will learn to read and be able to read the Bible. I’m so proud that my kids have learned that CHRISTmas is not about us but about others and most importantly CHRIST.
Dairy, church was cancelled 10 hours before the first flake fell. Sounds to me like someone wanted the day off. Anyway, I’m not too disapointed, I’ve been disenchanted with church as of late. We give too much lip service to trusting, serving and living for God and not enough life service. Don’t nobody take offense(unless you go to my church) I only know what’s going on at my church so I can’t speak about other churches. We’ll pat ourselves on the back and sing our own praises at the drop of a hat and I’ll tell you we like dropping hats. We average about 170 folks for SS(that’s with a padded count on the official records) and maybe 50 more for worship. But like we hear so much numbers aren’t important…then why pad the count? If you look at the parking lot and folks clothes and facebook entries you can tell that we as a whole do pretty good, even those who are “struggling” to pay for big cars and big houses and expenses meals and trips out of town and brand name clothing. Then we make a big deal about collecting 7 buckets of food for Haiti. It’s amazing what little things make us crow. We must of missed our goal for shoeboxes this year; there was no crowing being done about it. I know some of our leaders should never have to have a colonoscopy, the doctor can get some of the folks and a sketch artist together and give a pretty accurate description of what the inside of their colon looks like, at least neck deep anyway. I’m pretty sure that while I can only speak about my church for sure that this is probably the norm for most churches, I conclude that just by observing others who go to other churches(now if don’t go to my church you can offended if you want to). Ok I’ll stop my dour description of sacrificing blind and crippled animals. O’well I got back on my soap box again didn’t I?
Dairy, I’ve heard it said that even a blind squirrel will find an acorn once in awhile and I believe he found one today.
Dairy, I really don’t sit around and sulk all the time. I actually have a good time and cut up and have fun more than it sounds. It’s just that I have a heavy heart and deep concern about some things.
MALACHI 1:13 YOU SAY, ‘IT’S TOO HARD TO SERVE THE LORD,’ AND YOU TURN UP YOUR NOSES AT HIS COMMANDS,” SAYS THE LORD ALMIGHT. “THINK OF IT! ANIMALS THAT ARE STOLEN AND MUTILATED, CRIPPLED AND SICK-PRESENTED AS OFFERINGS! SHOULD I NOT ACCEPT FROM YOU SUCH OFFERINGS AS THESE?” ASKS THE LORD.
I AM VONSTEGALL I’M NOT ALWAYS IN A BAD MOOD……REALLY I’M NOT!!!!!