This is the time of year that we all prepare for December 25th. We all have that blessed expectation, right? We're all excited to share in all our family traditions, right? It's supposed to be the happiest time of year. Sometimes it is. What if it's not? What if the amount of shopping or Christmas cards or missing someone just seems overwhelming?
You are not alone. It can be a tough time of year. I'm not going to give you the type of advice that seems impractical or won't make things better. I am going to tell you that there's a bunch of us who genuinely care about each other that gather together every Sunday morning to worship God (see home page).
We don't have life all figured out. (In fact we know that life is messy and difficult at times.) We do want to learn and grow and help one another. If that sounds good to you, check us out. See if we are who we say we are. Feel free to come a couple minutes late and stand just inside the front entrance (and drink copious amounts of coffee that you'll find to your right). If being right there feels comfortable, feel free to stay right there for the service. Just come as you are.
This is written by Kathleen Blackey, follower of Jesus and co-pastor at First Baptist Church.