John Robert and Uncle Johnny
Our trip to the Mississippi Delta was a quick one, although it didn’t start that way. Thick fog settled across Mississippi Friday night (as it had on previous nights). The last third of our journey was spent with eyes straining ahead, wondering how drivers were able to see as they were zooming past us into the night. But we finally made it. We had a wonderful visit, as always. Above is a picture of John Robert and his Uncle Johnny. Johnny and Carol read the blog every day, so I wanted to give them a shoutout! I do have a picture of Carol eating too much at the foodbar! However, there might be a picture of me doing the same, so I will refrain from posting it (except on my Webshots page, linked to the right!).
I hear that things went well at Central this morning, for which I am thankful. We will ‘watch’ Matthew 5-7 Wednesday night as we view the Visual Bible version of Matthew. Also this week I’m sure we will be involved in lots of preparation for Christmas at the Dobbs house with my parents coming in.
I hope you will read Bobby Valentine’s excellent explanation of Hannukah . Outstanding. And largely ignored among churches of Christ.
Over the past few days I read Christmas in Plains by Jimmy Carter. Since I know that fellow blogger and dear friend Al Sturgeon has been influenced greatly by Jimmy Carter and especially his work with Habitat for Humanity, I called to tell him how much I enjoyed the book. Al informed me that President Carter teaches Bible class at his home church when he is in town. President and Mrs. Carter are members of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. I appreciate the way that President Carter has used his post-administration days to bring peace and also to serve those less fortunate Americans that surround us.
Bobby Cohoon is Dreaming of a White Christmas. The Weather Channel is predicting a high of 60 degrees for Christmas day this year, with no snow on the Coast. That’s no surprise! Two years ago on Christmas Day I had what I believed to be phlebitis (which I now know was probably cellulitis) and was sitting in my chair with my leg elevated. Suddenly something caught my attention out the window and sure enough big huge white flakes were falling from the sky. It was snowing on the Coast! I considered it a blessing from God. In the mean time, tomorrow we are predicted to be up to 75 degrees. There are SOME PEOPLE who can look for a white Christmas, though.
Whether we have a white Christmas or not, we should all do what we can to have a very Jesus-centered Christmas. The following are the lyrics to a song I wanted to share with you. I like Avalon’s version best. Maybe you’ve heard it.
Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day
co-written by Celine Dion
Don’t get so busy that you miss
Giving just a little kiss
To the ones you love
Don’t even wait a little while
To give them just a little smile
A little is enough
See how many people are crying
Some people are dying
How many people are asking for love
So don’t save it all for Christmas day
Find a way
To give a little love every day
Don’t save it all for Christmas day
Find a way
‘Cause holidays have come and gone
But love lives on
If you give on
How could you wait another minute
A hug is warmer when you’re in it
Oh, baby that’s a fact
And saying I love you’s always better
Seasons, reasons they don’t matter
So don’t hold back
See how many people in this world
So needful in this world
How many people are praying for love
So let all the children know
Everywhere that they go
Their whole life long
Let them know love