Thursday, December 30, 2010

You too?

I blinked, turned around twice, and it was gone!  When I was young, it seemed the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas stretched into the longest 4 weeks of the whole year.  Now that I am one of Santa's many helpers, those 4 weeks fly by faster than you can sing the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Despite all of our attempts to be organized, wrapped, & ready, Elf Tony & I only managed 2 and a half hours of sleep on Christmas Eve.  To make matters even funnier, in a sleep-deprived fog I deleated all my cute Christmas Eve pics.  Yes, worse than getting coal Christmas morning, is a mother without record of her labor.  Christmas morning, I threw in the towel.  Besides who really wants their picture taken in their pjs with bed hair?  I consoled (kidded) myself that I was living in the moment and not taking pictures of the moment.  Do you buy that?  I don't either.  But it sure sounded good Christmas morning....I hope you had a very merry time and a lot more sleep!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Becky Kelley - Where's the Line to See Jesus - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

I am so proud of myself - not because I had anything to do witb this video, but because I got it on my blog!  Whoo-hoo!  We worship with Becky and her extended family.  We love them all but especially her mom and dad.  Her mom teaches the twos and threes with her sister (We love Nancy too!).  These ladies have been teaching that class FOREVER.  Now we know the twos and threes make us laugh and remind us of why Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me....For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."  Nevertheless, after teaching King's Kids for four years, I confess there are some Sundays, I long for the peace of worship,  But then I think of Ann and Nancy who have taught these kiddos FOREVER and I just shut that inner voice up!  I tell myself - serve like these ladies serve: quietly, without recoginition, and joyfully.  We love Mr. Steve for a lot of different reasons.  One being how he has become a part of Parker's story.  Parker looks for Mr. Steve every Sunday for his magic trick.  Bless Mr. Steve because he preforms every Sunday with a smile on his face.  It's a little thing.  But has such a huge effect. By making time for Parker and all the other kids who also love the magic trick, he tells them this is what it means to be a part of God's family.  The family always has time for you and is happy to see you.  I know that Mr. Steve will be a part of Parker's faith story.  We also love that next to Santa, Mr. Steve is the star of our Breakfast with Santa.  We can always count on him to be the life of the party with his keyboard!  He wrote this song!  He is just amazingly talented!  Finally, we love the little star at the end of the video. :)  We look forward to her reply to the Question of the Day.  She always says something precious.  When we review our Sunday morning on the way home from church, we listen to Parker's version, try to guess Macy's, and always remember the little star's answer and smile.  Parker gets a kick out of it too.  Anyway, this is my very little part to bless Becky on this road she is on.  Now, do your part and pass it on! :)