May your Christmas be a mess

Jeff Munroe

December 25, 2011

We had have had two Christmas' that ended up with trips to ER. We remember those most of all!

December 25, 2011

This morning I came to the conclusion that somewhere in the Bible the words "Some Assembly Required" aught to have appeared in regards to our messy wonderful lives.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

- Mara

December 25, 2011

I love the awkward, random moments that happen every Christmas. There are sometimes strangers at the table and odd gifts and even odder food. It doesn't matter. Every single Christmas is a wonder. Nothing is sweeter than celebrating how much Jesus loves me with people I love.

December 26, 2011

Thank you for this great reminder Jeff.  Also, thank you for several reflective advent entries.  Be blessed.

December 26, 2011

Jeff, you said it well!  Reminds me of the saying - "Ministry is messy."  God gives us a wonderful opportunity to help people see that he loves us no matter what!

Doug Worgul
December 26, 2011

Strange as it may seem, my favorite Christmas was nine years ago, the year my father-in-law slipped quietly and peacefully into eternity from our guest room sometime between Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.

Ann Kroeker
December 27, 2011

Wow, this is packed with so many amazing stories, each deserves an article all its own. I'm particularly impressed by your dad and grandpa coming to the aid of the man at the restaurant on Christmas Eve.

Our family waited nervously for what we came to call the annual "Christmas disaster." Something always went haywire and sent my dad into a frenzy...we just didn't know what it would be. Your dad and grandpa were part of a Christmas miracle!

Sherri Fryman
December 25, 2016

Praise God for that first Christmas that saved the world! Thank you Pastor Munroe for these enriched words of love. Our world has become to commercialiced and lost sight of the REAL meaning of Christmas. My family bakes a cake and sings happy birthday to Jesus to commemorate the birth of our LORD. Your words remind me of how much we need to be thankful for! We have had many messy Christmas's but never to what our SAVIOUR endured that first Christmas. Thank you for reminding us all what the most important gift of Christmas is and that's JESUS!

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