Satur-deja Vu

I found it. This picture was taken last year at Unity Baptist but a week or two ago I could not locate it. The cover image on the UBC Facebook page is a gorgeous picture of an Advent wreath from a few years ago but the colors were not right. It’s a picky little thing and I may be the only one that cares but in the picture above are three purple candles and one pink. whereas here all the candles (except the center) are white. At any rate we are two Sundays down and two to go in our season of Advent. Tomorrow we will light that pink Angles candle, sing Joy to the World and talk about our source of joy coming into the world. I have a preaching appointment on Monday with our local association pastors and music leaders. Unless things change I’m planning to suggest we rethink the angel choir.

How much do you know about Hanukkah? Perhaps you were sheltered from it or just never an opportunity to learn about it. The website One for Israel has 6 Things Christians Should Know About Hanukkah and it’s a good read. It is impossible to read, study and understand the Christian Bible divorced from its Jewish history and culture. Christians tend to know about the temple sacrifice system, Passover and even Purim but Hanukkah is from that gap period between Malachi and Matthew. Scripture supports the idea that Jesus and his disciples observed the religious as well as the historic festivals during his earthly ministry. I was surprised last year to see menorahs and other Hanukkah gifts and decorations on display at a Target store near Atlanta, GA.

Speaking of things you wouldn’t expect in the deep South… this pic was taken two years ago. Notice the Christmas wreaths on the doors. If we get snow, which doesn’t happen every year, it is usually in the months of January or February. I’ve seen exactly one white Christmas in my lifetime. This was an unexpected event on the 8th of December. It was forecast but no one really took it seriously, including the weathermen themselves.

You’re supposed to say “cow on a plow” but I couldn’t help but think “the road to Chick-fil-A must stay open!”

Tool Man meet Outdoor Man. On the ninth and final season of Last Man Standing, Tim the Toolman Taylor will meet Mike Baxter, the kicker being both characters are played by Tim Allen. Other Home Improvement alumni have guested over the years but never playing their old characters. Very meta, sounds like fun.

I’m this old is a game Facebookers like to play. They usually show a phone booth or television with a big clunky dial and rabbit ears. I remembered Inspector 12 on my own. Haynes briefs had to pass 11 quality control checks and her catch phrase in the tv commercials was “They don’t say Hanes until I say they say Hanes.” Ring any bells, or are you too young?

That’s Tony Hawk congratulating Plainville, GA on their skate park grant and encouraging them to hang in there and get it done. One of the hats I wear is city council member in the (great city) of Plainville. We had a very enthusiastic proposal from an ameature skater/professional concrete worker that offered to volunteer his time and skills if the city would seek grants to cover the cost of materials. Construction was set back by the pandemic but by next spring Plainville anticipates having the only skate park within 75 to 100 miles.

And finally…

I found this hilarious.

Enjoy your weekend, get those final packages sent, seek the Christ-child. God is in the manger.

One thought on “Satur-deja Vu

  1. Hey! Have not write here in a very long time. Nice to see you are still going.

    I wanted to say something about Hanukkah. It is in the NT 2 times. First in John 10:22-39. Jesus is in the Temple. It is Hanukkah. Also the Maccabeats lived in caves. This was REF by the author of Hebrew in chapter 11. in v. 38 you see they are living in caves. If you read more of the story you can make more concetions in the chapter.

    I love Hanukkah because here are people with true faith. Standing up for the Lord.

    But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. Hebrews 10:39

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