Posts Tagged ‘Christmas gifts’

Best Gift Ever

We had a great sermon at church this past weekend. Pastor Gordon asked the congregation to think about the best Christmas present we’d ever received. Oh my! The audience was abuzz, and my mind took me right to 1971. I had just turned 11 and my parents were separated. My father showed up for Christmas with presents for all the kids, one of which was a large wrapped one that had my name on it. I was as fidgety as a cat wanting a bath, as I waited to open it. When I could, my feverish little fingers tore through the paper like a confetti snowstorm during a Super Bowl parade. My treasured gift was a “Movin’ Groovin’ Velvet” doll. She was the epitome of all things groovy and she was all mine and I couldn’t wait to show her off.

How groovy was she? For starters, Velvet had purple eyes (I longed to have purple eyes) and her outfits were made of polyester and lace. She had blonde hair that could be pulled out from the top of her head, so she could be styled a long do or shortened by winding the knob on her back. For a girl of 11, creating interchangeable hairdos and fashions was a dream come true. Read the rest of this entry »

What God wants for Christmas

Now that the Christmas season is fading fast and we’re onto the new year, I’m so disappointed how quickly the radio stations have gone back to their scheduled rotation of songs. I love Christmas music—it always lulls me into a deeper consciousness of who I am and what I want out of life.

I recently heard the Darius Rucker song, “What God wants for Christmas”, and as usual my mind went to wondering. What do you think God would like for Christmas? The song mentions things He might like such as peace on Earth, no more empty seats in church, every Bible with no dust, the devil giving up, more sister, more brother, more lovin’ one another. Wouldn’t all of that be great? But God being God, the creator of the universe, could do that all on His own–one word and He could make it so, but He doesn’t does He? Nope. Read the rest of this entry »