The last month or so was filled, to the brim, overflowing onto the table, down into the chair seat, and puddling the floor with holiday stress, busyness, and ultimately cheer. While I felt a burning desire to write, family, friends, my paying ministry job, and watching The Polar Express with my little gal took precedent.
I also organized in Memphis a musical event that has blessed my wife and I the last several years. If you have an opportunity to see it in a city near you, take that opportunity. The event was called Andrew Peterson Presents "Behold the Lamb of God." Its a telling of the Christmas story (not the "Frosty and Rudolph" version but the "Messiah in a manger" one". The story is told from via 11 or 12 folk, rock, blue grass, and country songs beginning with the exodus from Egypt, through the Promised Land, judges, prophets, exile, and finally the arrival of Jesus.
Get this album. See this show.
Anyway, that took a good chunk of my energy and resulted in what I'll dub a "work hangover" for a few days.
However, Christmas travels have now ceased, bags are unpacked (mostly), and the tree comes down today (you are welcome to volunteer to do this for us, Jesus would love you for it).*
I plan to publish "You're Kind of a Big Deal Part 2" by Monday if not before. Can't wait to get back to sharing with you what a bid deal you are in the shame revolt!
*This may not be 100% theologically accurate.