Christmas time for a musician is the busiest time of the year. Concerts, rehearsals, more singing and more playing from November 1st to December 25th. You get the picture. Sometimes it is easy to get so busy “giving” musically to your community that you lose perspective of what a gift community really is. This December I have had a big STOP put on my musical busyness. Instead of being the giver gifts to our community, I and my family have been given many gifts. Our community has given us help, time, talks, hugs, flowers, food, prayer...lots of prayer. What a wonderful display of God’s gift to us! As we all take a break from school to celebrate Jesus’ birth, I pray you will be givers and receivers of God’s gift of community as well. John and I say “Thank You!” from the bottom of our hearts. Merry Christmas!