Our Christmas was a joyful time of celebrating with friends and family. The climax of my Christmastime 2008 was reconnecting with two fellow high school graduates over dinner at our house and having one come and share her testimony at church. Celebrating Jesus with friends is tops any day for me.
I did receive quite a few gifts. To name them all or rank them would be tough. Some of my favorites: The Gospel of John commentary by James Montgomery Boice; Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James McPherson (just to drive some of you batty); "From the library of [Joe Napalm]" book stamp; and a Napoleon Bonaparte chess set that was originally a gift to my father in 1966.
I hope your Christmas or Hanukkah was wonderful. If you celebrated Kwanzaa, I ask, "Why?!"
Okay. Now that those pleasantries have been dispensed, let's move on to other matters....