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Holiday bloom, timber & live music

The Christmas cactus bloomed this week--just in time for my son's fourth birthday. Even though it's been a chilly week, the Christmas cactus bloom has been quite an attraction at home.

It's been an odd Christmas Eve. I heard a chain saw while eating breakfast. Who cuts down trees on Christmas Eve? Since we don't own a television, my son and I watch two guys fall some poplars.

That was pretty exciting for a child. He wanted to know if they would cut down more trees and whether or not they would fall on our house and why do people cut down trees and do they make houses with trees and I think he asked all those questions without taking a breath.

After supper, the family is heading over to the Westville Pub to hangout and enjoy an evening with Gypsy Bandwagon. I suppose there's churches across America which are holding candlelight services or something like that. The church fellowship I frequent had a candlelight service earlier this week. It seemed nice, but I really don't know. The boys were a bit squirmy so I spent most of the service in the entrance way drawing pictures with all the other kids who couldn't sit still.

I've been pondering the Christmas story about how the Christ child was born and how it seems to be a bit sanitized. I reminded of Jackson Browne's song:
Well they call him by the Prince of Peace
And they call him by the Savior
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in every bold endeavor
As they fill his churches with their pride and gold
And their faith in him increases
But they’ve turned the nature that I worshipped in
From a temple to a robber’s den
In the words of the rebel Jesus

I wonder if Gypsy Bandwagon will play The Rebel Jesus as a cover song?

See, ya'll at the Pub. I'll post photos later.

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Anonymous the blue girl | 7:26 AM, December 25, 2005 |  

    Merry Christmas, Matt. =)

  2. Blogger zhoen | 12:22 PM, December 25, 2005 |  

    Good Yule.

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