Celebrating Christmas


Christmas has always been a very joyous time for my family. The decorations go up the day after Thanksgiving, ushering in a month of partying, singing, shopping, reflecting, and worshipping.

I love the Christmas season. Last Saturday, my Sunday School class gathered for our annual Christmas party. Hope your class took time to fellowship together. Last Tuesday, the class provided a Christmas/Birthday party for the local assisted living home, a ministry that continues year round with monthly birthday parties.

This Christmas season has been special. My oldest daughter wrote and directed her first Preschool musical for her college church. Her artistic sister had painted the backdrop for the program. In my opinion, it looked incredible. Their sister marched with her high school band in the local Christmas parade and performed a great Christmas concert. I am certainly a proud dad.

My family has many traditions. After 45 years, a new Christmas Eve Tradition must be fostered. I have received several suggestions, attending a Christmas Eve service or going to a movie. The Miller family reunion finally had to be moved from Christmas Eve to accommodate my nieces and nephews growing families. Our family has always had a Birthday Party for Jesus on Christmas Day…complete with singing and cup cakes. This is a cherished tradition reminding us of the reason for the season.

My prayer for everyone is that this Christmas and 2009 will be filled with Jesus. As you teach this week, remember Immanuel. Merry Christmas.

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About drmarkmiller

I serve as the Sunday School, Discipleship, Small Groups Specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Convention
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