From our sermon today:
The greatest gift that we can give this year is not what the world tells us we "should" or "must" have. It's not in the attempts at buying more or busying one self. It is investing in the true gift that is revealed through the season - Christ was born at Christmas time. HE is our gift. Let the season upon us be one of reflection and a constant inward challenge to focus on that which truly matters.
Feeling extra thankful today for the gift of Charles Ethan Gray - baptized on this day. And the wonderful gift of family, friends and our community. This past week has been a constant reminder of how blessed we are. Despite a full schedule of celebrations, I feel rejuvenated by those around us and the reminders to stop and enjoy it.