Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been a special time for my family. As a child we would celebrate Thanksgiving with friends, we would have lots of pie,turkey and while everything was cooking we watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade and football. When Christmas morning finally arrived I would race downstairs with my brothers to open presents, enjoy a delicious breakfast casserole, and stay in my pjs all day. The next day we would begin our travels to see family.
My first Christmas as a pastor I wanted everything to be perfect. Starting December 1st I began my preparations. I checked, double checked and triple checked the bulletins, I made sure that the flowers were ordered, I wrote my sermons with lots of time to capture the holiday spirit but also leave people feeling spiritual and inspired.
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