Final Holiday Bash

On January 29, 2015 by Jamy Shaffer

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.

Ok... when does the bash begin?

Ok… when does the bash begin?

"I come in pieces."

“I come in pieces.”

The usual suspects gathered around the video games...

The usual suspects gathered around the video games…

Trouble lurking behind two unsuspecting (?) victims.

Trouble lurking behind two unsuspecting (?) victims.

"So tell me... What do you think about... Thinking?"

“So tell me… What do you think about… Thinking?”

Correct me if I'm wrong but I am sinceriously sure that sending an innocent victim to his death is not a good way to continue your service as a youth pastor.  I could be wrong.

Correct me if I’m wrong but I am sinceriously sure that sending an innocent victim to his death is not a good way to continue your service as a youth pastor. I could be wrong.

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"I will now amaze you all by juggling six swords while walking across the room balancing this bowl of acid on my head."

“I will now amaze you all by juggling six swords while walking across the room balancing this bowl of acid on my head.”

"What do you mean my husband is sentencing innocent citizens to their death?"

“What do you mean my husband is sentencing innocent citizens to their death?”

And now it is time for what all little good disciples do at 1AM on a Saturday night do... BELL RUN!

And now it is time for what all little good disciples do at 1AM on a Saturday night… BELL RUN!

 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)

Jamy Shaffer (58 Posts)

HI EVERYONE! My name is Jamy. I have been a HUGE believer in Jesus for all of my 39 years. So far along my journey, I have been a member of my Catholic church's choir as well as a song leader. In my free time, I enjoy singing and performing on stage with various community theater groups in my area. Although I am a devoted Catholic, I know that there are hundreds of other churches throughout the world and that none of them are the "perfect" denomination and that God embraces the beauty of all their similarities and, most importantly, their differences. If we were all the same, it would be a rather dull world.


 

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