Thursday, December 20, 2007

Celebrating the Holidays

This year at the CP Center my friend Alice and I planned the annual staff Christmas party. Planning an event is as much fun for me as attending one! We got a bit carried away and turned a party into an all day celebration with food, Santa, games and best of all, the reading of the Christmas story from Richard Parks, the new hospital CEO. We set up a 'Christmas living room' in our gym and everyone sat on cushions around the 'fireplace' and listened to Mr. Parks read from Luke 2. Then a few of our talented staff lead us in worship. I cannot post pictures of our clients because of confidentiality, so I wish that I could find the words to describe what a great experience we had together. The best part of the day, however, was earlier in the morning when we were treated to some Christmas carolers from another organization that works with adults with disabilities. A blind man sang "O Holy Night" and there was not a dry eye in the room. Before they left, we asked him to sing it again and he started by sharing his thoughts on the birth of Christ and that "O Holy Night" is a song we should sing all year around. It is a holiday memory, I will not soon forget.

Me and Alice in the "Christmas Living Room"


j razz said...


I am glad you are able to minister there. I hope that they find much worth in you and your ministry there. Isn't it a great thing to get paid to do what you are called to do anyway ie minister?

Keep up the posting. It is good to be able to see some of the things going on in your life.

j razz