Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tell me Thursday – the kids get ready for Christmas


For my Wordless Wednesday submission yesterday, I submitted the photo over there on the left.

Those are my kids – 13-year-old Michael and nine-year-old Brenda – posing in the sanctuary of Parkview United Methodist Church here in Benton, Ark. That photo, in fact, is the one we used for our Christmas card this year.

Yes, I’ve mentioned my kids time and time again on this blog. They’re not the subject of this post. Well, that’s kind of true. Let me explain.

Earlier this year we joined the aforementioned church. That’s a fairly big deal as I’ve spent most of my adult life going to church here and there. Finding a church where I feel comfortable is a significant event, indeed.

And I’m proud of our little Methodist church. The folks there spend a lot of time raising money for – and donating their time to – efforts that help people in this community that need it. Thanks to their efforts, a lot of families have been fed and more than a few people have received a helping hand when they’ve needed it most. And those efforts don’t stop after Christmas is over – people are in need all year round and the good people at Parkview stand ready to help out where they can.

That – in my view – is exactly what Christians ought to be doing.

At any rate, merry Christmas to all of you fine folks out there.

Oh, and make sure to click on the Yogi Yorgesson YouTube video below to really get into the Christmas spirit!

This post is part of the grand Tell Me Thursday event – a chance for Tell Me Wednesday participants to tell the story behind their posts. Click here to see the other entries or (better yet) submit something of your own.


Kathy said...

Merry Christmas, Hawg! Love what your church is doing (and doing all year long). I think we'd be in worse shape without everything churches do to lend a hand in their communities.

Blessings to you and yours this Christmas,

Kathy @ The Junk Drawer

The Natural State Hawg said...

Kathy -- We had a great Christmas and I hope you and yours did, too. I agree we'd be in worse shape without churches helping out and wish they'd do it more often.

Some around here seem obsessed with building and expanding rather than spending their cash to combat social ills. I do believe that's a shame.

Denford said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas out there in the Ark. Here's hoping you are relaxing at home and not off shooting monkeys in a barrel.

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