Final Holiday Bash
BOY am I BEHIND! Seems like I have let those worldly things invade slightly but now that I have a bit of time to focus on important things, I will catch up. Our group met to celebrate one last holiday gathering. The weekend was significant in that it is typically set aside by a lot of Christian denominations to celebrate the Epiphany (or the arrival of the wise men at the manger). Searching my album of photos for this particular event, I notice a huge lack of pictures. Trying to remember if I sang that particular Saturday night as that would be one of the few reasons I would miss an event. Hmmm…. they say the memory is the first thing to go.
Well whatever the reason, I do recall seeing the latest version of A Christmas Carol being played on the television. This is the animated version with Jim Carey. Of course, we all know they classic tale and by the end of the tale, Ol’ Scroogie has “learned how to keep Christmas well , if any man alive possessed the knowledge,” Fitting as we approached the finale of the Christmas season and hope that all of us keep it in our hearts the other 300+ days of the year.
After everyone was finished eating our final holiday feast, many gathered to play a rousingly festive game or two of Mafia (a crowd favorite especially when you have players really get into it). Pastor Ben (a newcomer along with his wife Jackie and tow little girls) was extremely boisterous in his playing of the game. Loud, energetic, demonstrative, fun! A welcome addition… makes one wish for more game nights (with a certain game that has been banned from play, perhaps).
Well…. since I have run out of creative ramblings, I will call this short piece fini and attempt to come up with some creative captions for a few pictures.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him. (Matthew 2:1-2)