What a wonderful Advent! What a glorious Christmas!
And many thanks to those who helped me through The Season this year.
I have a specific problem with the Advent/Christmas season that I’ve shared with many of you in years past. It has a lot to do with the time I spent in retail, in malls, and in the pursuit of the almighty dollar as a young man making a way for myself in the world.
Those years are well in my rearview mirror now, but the effects linger for me.
Barbara, Dorothy, Mary, Bob & Bob, Becky Jo, Jim, Kay, Ron. Cindy, Linda V, Ann, Linda R, Chad, and Luke & Charles too helped make this a season of Hope and Joy and Peace, and Love for me because I was able to include prayers you had written for me into my mornings and my morning devotion time.
Bless you all into our new year and not only do I hope this will become a Glendale Advent Tradition, but I hope I can also make a small contribution to the effort next year.