Archive for December, 2010

Shovelling snow – Christmas 2010

Posted in Random thoughts... on December 30, 2010 by classicchinny

Deuteronomy 31:6

I was watching a man shovel his driveway last week.  Well, I should say he was trying to shovel his driveway last week.  He had a little, shall we say “help” with him out there: a toddler, able to walk, able to hold his own, and able to hold a shovel.  But the boy was not really able to help.  The work needing to be done required some skill that the boy did not yet have, yet the boy was out there for a while playing in the big pile of snow his dad made, then trying to shovel a little bit, and then the boy resorted to just following the dad, back and forth along the driveway, laughing every time the dad stopped walking or shovelling to turn and go the other direction.  Every time the dad turned directions, it seemed as though the boy was surprised, even though the dad had just done exactly the same thing five times earlier.  Meanwhile the dad laughed along with the boy, although I am sure the dad was thinking something like, “What did you expect me to do?”  The boy fell several times while they were out there.  He probably tripped over his snow pants, or was not used to the boots, or didn’t account for uneven terrain.  Every time the boy fell, the dad stopped what he was doing, turned and reached down to pick the boy up, dust him off, and encourage him to keep going.

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Expecting Joy – A Advent 3 – Dec 12 2010

Posted in Messages - Year A - Nov 10 - Nov 11 on December 13, 2010 by classicchinny

They say that there are only thirteen days until Christmas.  To tell you the truth, I find it hard to believe.  All those things that are supposed to be done seem to be thrown together.  Activities at school have been planned at the last minute, shopping has been done, but only because it has to be, deadlines are fast approaching.


It seems as if another Advent and Christmas will fly by without so much as a wave – so long fair well, thanks for the presents, we’ll see you again next year.

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