Tuesday, January 6, 2009
After today, I won't be saying "Merry Christmas" again until December. Today officially ends the Christmas season. Sigh. Time for me to stop the revelry, and practice being salt and light. I'd rather just stay here in the celebration mode, but that is not what Jesus asks of us, is it? Joy in the Lord is a gift of the Holy Spirit, and I am not asked to give that up. Just to express my joy and gratitude about other things than His birth. During Lent I can express gratitude for His sacrifice. During Easter I can express joy in His Resurrection. There is still much to celebrate this year...
Meanwhile, I am still reading the first Chapter of Crazy Love. This is not just a book to read, but a book to work with. Sigh. And I thought 186 pages sounded like a piece of cake. No wonder Jon Acuff is only having us discuss (comment on, whatever) the first two chapters on January 14.
****Update: Deacon is doing well after surgery, but he is feeling pain. I hope he heals well.