December 11, 2005

Memories of Christmas...part II

Today was another awesome day at we celebrated our 75th Anniversary. How awesome is that?? It was nice to see pictures of the saints and the old photos when the church began...what it began as and what it has become. It is amazing what God has done...all praise and glory to Him!

Though this may not be exactly a Christmas memory persay, it's a memory of how I started on my walk with Jesus and with this 75th Anniversary we have just celebrated I just wouldn't be celebrating Christmas the same way if it wasn't for my church family who guided me and for this first Pastor...

Pastor Denver Dodrill was my first Pastor. He has such a kind and gentle spirit and it was so nice to see him again today...I hadn't seen him since 1998 when he came to do a revival, which was what brought me back to Burt Ave. in the first place. (I left the church right before I graduated High School...long story). But I'm so glad to be back in church and my life hasn't been the same since. Praise God! Pastor Denver preached today and it was so nice to hear him preach. I always walk away with something from one of his sermons. He always made me think. He always made me try to do better in a good way. He always made me want to learn more about Jesus. His wife Marilyn was with him today too and she looked good...this is one woman who has truly aged gracefully....I only hope that I could look that good.

Anyway if it wasn't for Pastor Denver's guidance and others in my church I would be celebrating Christmas in a far more different way. Thank you God for sending your son!

Anyway, just had to share that...Well gotta go...we are going caroling tonight as a church and then doing a cookie exchange. I always loved caroling and visiting the shut ins. Just to see the smile on their faces makes goign out into the cold all worthwhile.

May the Lord bless you richly this holiday!

14 days until Disney!



Jada's Gigi said...

Yes, I too would be celebrating Christmas quite differently were not for HIM! thanks Lord!

Paula said...

I love this post. How wonderful to honor those who have assisted you in your journey toward Christ. Thanks for sharing this. BTW, the name of my church is the same as the name of your blog, "The Journey". Cool, huh?