Thursday, December 15, 2011
Requests to Santa
I’ve seen Santa a couple of times already in Marshall County.
The children’s faces were aglow December 2 when he arrived by truck, after his sleigh had made a successful landing no doubt, for the “Light Up the Town” festivities in Byhalia.
Close to Nowhere
The Santa letters are in this edition of The South Reporter. I love the letters -- one young man asked for “opium.” Kris, who types the letters every year, wanted to change it to “Optimus Prime” a Transformer type something. Kris, still being a kid at heart, knew exactly what it was; me, I’m a “Barbie girl.”
I wouldn’t let Kris change it. I just knew that if it was my kid’s letter, I’d be laughing so hard. I’d probably frame that one!
The Preacher’s Corner
Dylan Thomas lines don’t help insomnia
The other Sunday morning as I was arriving before church, I saw my friend Bob Bowen standing in the pulpit, reading one of my old sermons. I had left my notes there from the week before. I confess I was a bit “startled” to see someone else in the pulpit — not because it is “my pulpit” or I am possessive of it — it is just so unusual to see another person in that spot. I guess I view “church” from the pulpit, whereas others see “church” from the pew. That is a habit and perception I think we preachers ought to challenge. I teased Bob that if he was going to stand up there, perhaps he could also deliver a sermon, and I could enjoy being in the pew like everyone else that day.
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