Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas season in full swing...

Just thought I would stop by & share a couple pics from last nights Christmas party at our church... every year the church staff gives all the people serving a fantastic Christmas party... and this year was no exception... being in the new facility made it all very exciting & definitely more of a challenge... but in a good way. It is so great that almost 300 people can be shown appreciation for their service to the Lord... sure that is not the reason for our service, but it is still nice to be remembered in this way. If you look closely you can see the paper cone trees I helped create... that is me in the red... did Luke get my best side???? Luke & I were table hosts & we had some very sweet people at our table. Sorry the pic is kind of dark but the lights are kept low for the ambiance.



Anyway... it was a super night... I am so thankful for my church family and that I have the chance to serve with such awesome people! Luke & I were talking as we fell asleep last night about how great it is for us to be a part of a church together... where we can serve together. For any of you that don't know... for the first 15 years of our marriage Luke & I went to & served in 2 separate churches... we made it work because we both felt we were where we belonged, but when God moved us to northern Michigan... we saw it as a gift from Him to let us find a church where we could serve together... WHAT A GIFT!!! The other way was OK, but like the song says "I'm never going back to OK!"

I know, this short post has now turned into a book... but it has been a few days since I posted... with all that being said... with a grateFUL HEART, carin

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We think you guys are soooooo awesome. It is a privilege to have you in our lives.
Love, Mike & Deb

Anne Anderson said...

What a great picture of you guys. I want a print of it!!!!! Love you both.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures - great Christmas party. How blessed are we !!!!!!! Sharon

Renee said...

I know what you look like I really wanted to see the trees up close. Ok, you got enough nice comments I certainly didn't need to leave one, now did I? Love ya!
Your big sis,
Na

Diane said...

Great blog.....had fun reading thru it! I travel thru Lake City alot on our way to our home on Lake Huron by Cheboygan...very pretty part of Michigan, last time we went thru (Thanksgiving), the lake was frozen...have a blessed Holiday!!!