Monday, December 20, 2010

This is Christmas Too



(Christmas in a small high school gym in South Texas)

Some of my best thinking happens in the car

while driving,

and this afternoon,

headed to my nephew’s basketball game,

was no different.


There’s a soundtrack to all of this

that causes one thought to lead to another.

Today it was Kirk Franklin’s gospel version

of September by Earth , Wind, and Fire.

This is Christmas too ,

in all of its glory and

normal daily living.

Today I thought of you too.

As I stood in the gym before

the game,

hand over my heart,

facing the American flag hanging on the gym wall,

I thought so many of you with

my kind of quirky thinking

would love this too.


When a recorded version of the

 Star Spangled Banner

started to boom through the gym speakers,

sung by Carrie Underwood,

my grin was as big as it could get.



Then I remembered what our Bishop said

in his sermon this past Sunday.

Quoting a line from C.S. Lewis he said,

“God closes in.”



Merry Christmas


Wren Barrett 2011 said...

What a beautiful post Laura! I wish you and yours a blessed and Merry Christmas and good health with lots of happiness in the new year!

Karen @ Table, Hearth and Home

Stela James said...

Wow I am impressed to see these things.
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Sandra said...

Great Post! I do love going to these games with you and having these experiences, Laura ;-). xoxo

NanaDiana said...

Nice post- Merry Christmas to you too! hugs- Diana

Theresa said...

"God Closes In" I would have loved to hear that Sermon! Hope you are enjoying every moment of this Christmas Season! BIG HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful post Laura.

God Closes In...what a message that must have been. The title almost says it all...


trash talk said...

Leave it to you to have me listening to disco...and loving it! I'll never hear this song in the same way again. Indeed.
P.S. Did they win?

Denise Mulligan said...

Love the gospel version of September, I always tear up at the Star Spangled Banner, God does close in at these moments.
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Linda Jo said...

So true! And yesterday I drove past the high school and saw some cars there and thought "basketball"! God Bless us all! Merry Christmas!

Olive said...

I always adore your musical posts! Happy Christmas!

Brenda Pruitt said...

You're right! You've changed your look. I love it. So crisp and bright!


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