It’s a sad day when one realizes how much he is dependent on technology. This week I was forced to come to that sad realization. I arrived at Church on Tuesday to find out my laptop ran off with another human. Let me rephrase that. We all know laptops don’t have legs. My laptop was stolen by another human. After this realization I had to deal with what to do next. Should I call 911? Should I do nothing in hopes the perpetrator will get convicted and bring it back? Should I print pictures of my laptop and hang them on windows and poles all over the community, offering a reward for it’s return? In the end, I opted for 911. I called my own personal law enforcement agent, Brad. He hasn’t put anyone in jail yet, but I know he is working hard to find them, and return my beloved laptop.
But to be quite honest, I wasn’t that devastated. I do wish I would have backed up my latest sermons, but oh well. My prayer is that whoever has it would come to know Christ and the power of His resurrection, and they can keep the laptop as a Christmas gift.
Speaking of which, we are quickly approaching Christmas. Time is just flying. It seems like just yesterday we were hiding Easter Eggs. Now we are putting presents under the trees. I was talking with Allen the other day about how Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it. I love the cold weather, the lights, giving gifts, singing Christmas hymns, telling the story of the incarnation of Christ. I even love the smells, though I can’t smell them anymore. I used to love for our house to smell like cinnamon during Christmas. I went through great lengths trying to accomplish that. I would even boil cinnamon on the stove. Now that I can’t smell, I do nothing to make my house smell like cinnamon. That’s selfish isn’t it.
Well, I hope that you had a great week because I did. Even though my laptop was stolen, I had a great week. We found out this week that our house sold in Mississippi. I thank God for all of His blessings in my life. He is so good to me and I don’t deserve it.
The ladies just got back from the Atlanta distribution center for Operation Christmas Child. This year there will be 850,000 boxes sent out from this location. The boxes the ladies helped pack were headed to the Ukraine and India!