Well, it is Christmas morning, and the way our holiday visiting worked out this year, we went to church this morning and now are home for a few hours until going to my mom's house. Otherwise I would never have had a moment to write!
Church was, mercifully, a very small crowd today. Apparently people do not generally go to church on Christmas morning, anymore. I was surprised, B was not. It was nice, though, because we did not have to park a long way away, the service was much simpler (and thus a bit shorter), and the majority of those there were people I don't really know well. That sounds odd, I know...but honestly some days I find it a very nice change to be able to go to church and have it be more about worship than about socializing. I wrote in the post just previous about how I sense an element of "fakeness" at times, when it comes to church congregations - you are there frequently enough that the faces are familiar...and sometimes you are praying for other church members regarding some pretty serious life issues....but overall you don't truly know the people around you. But you all act as though you know each other quite well, because of the environment. And yet you might see the same people at the local grocery store a few hours later, and it's like they've never seen you before! So anyway, it was fine with me today that the service was a bit drier and cleaner than yesterday's services probably were.