1. We had a great service on Sunday morning. I loved the prayer time in the altar praying for needs and for peace in situations. We also started our new series "Mary." We are looking at some of the event surrounding Christ's birth from the perspective of Mary.
2. Sunday Night, we had our Fifth Sunday Night Fellowship. The theme was chili and soups. We also played games. We had a great time playing Trivial Pursuit: Totally 80s Edition. Sasha and I jumped out to a quick lead and then got stuck. Bobby and Tammy Caraway came out of nowhere and got on a roll for the win. Funniest moment came at the beginning of the game....Tammy Calhoun said that the only thing she knew about 80s stuff was Jimmy Swaggart because that's the music, T.V. etc that they were allowed to watch or listen to. One of the answers to one of the first questions was Jimmy Swaggart.
3. Monday Night, there was a group of us that went to Bossier City for Casting Crowns Christmas Celebration. We stopped and ate at Moe's. Fantastic!!! The highlights of the concert for me were Michael English singing "Go Tell it on the mountain" and "Mary Did You Know," Denver and the Mile High Orchestra's rendition of "Little Drummer Boy," the guys from Casting Crowns singing "You're a mean one Mr. Grinch," and Natalie Grant singing "O Holy Night." Denver and the Mile High Orchestra along with a full string section backed up everyone. Avalon also did an exceptional job. I loved their song "Joy to the World." They provided background vocals for several of the groups. Casting Crowns was sensational as usual.
4. Last night, we worked on the Christmas float. It has been since the 70s since I participated in a float. I remember going to someone's house and running around as a little kid while the adults worked on the float. It is coming together nicely. We have a few finishing touchups. I really appreciate the help that came last night to help us get it ready and for the Grandersons letting us use their trailer.