Dec 18, 2007

I have to admit - I'm a very hard person to embarrass. I will dance around like a fool in front of a ridiculous amount of people and not even bat an eye. But for some reason there are a few things that I do get really embarrassed when doing. One of things is caroling. Now, before I move forward with that thought, I know some of you are thinking, "How can someone get embarrassed about caroling!!! Caroling is such a festive thing to do." Regardless of what you think, I get totally red in the face when singing "Joy to the World" in front of strangers. Which leads me into our previous evenings activity - CAROLING!!! Alan and I were so close to not even going because we were both afraid we would be too embarrassed. But our great friends from our small group convinced us otherwise so we joined them.
Much to my surprise I quickly loosened up and got over this strange fear. Specifically on our last stop we found ourselves at an older couples front door steps singing the ever so popular "Joy to the World" and "We wish you a Merry Christmas." After finishing the older woman concluded our performance with a very joyous "I think that's the best thing that has ever happened to me! I just saw The Messiah and this was 10x better!" Needless to say this made all of us feel so great about our caroling efforts.
So - during this Christmas season I pray that you too might see the joy in making others smile. Here's to fears conquered and Christmas carols sung!!!
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Nicholas said...

You almost had me seriously! As seldom as I reach out to the lost, I have received no greater Joy than doing so, sharing Christ with others...through song, gift, whatever...coincidence...I think not.

greg & amy said...

You guys have having so much fun without us! Boo-hoo. I love carolling! Thanks for posting a link to our blog site! :)

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