I’m slowly decompressing from the Holiday Parties Programs Shopping Swirling Whirlwind Visiting Relatives Traveling With Tykes Being Awake For 21 Hours On Two Separate Days Extravaganza 2007: it’s taking a bit.
One highlight of this season came on the Sunday before Christmas. A few months earlier I had asked the pastoral staff if they would be willing to do a baby dedication that Sunday: the in-laws and the ‘rents could all be in town, so shouldn’t the church schedule revolve around *my* needs? 😀 They graciously said ‘yes’.
And I’m so glad that they did! On a beautiful (at least to me) Sunday morning we stood in front of our faith community and pledged to bring Abel Anders up in the way of a Christ follower. Our community affirmed our desire and gathered around to pray prayers of blessing and affirmation. It doesn’t get much better than that.
And one of the best things — it’s now online. So you can listen! Cause you know you want to. And yes, that is Abel babbling through most of it: he never would’ve made it through the Quaker Quietest Period. 😀