I hope everyone spent a wonderful Christmas with their families, worshipping the God who became man, lived a perfect, human, yet sinless life, so that He could be the propitiation before God for us.
We spent Christmas in Toledo, Ohio. Magaly's sister and her husband live up here. And since they are both from Mexico, they had not spent a Christmas together in quite a while. Magaly and Bricia's mom flew up from Mexico, and then we all loaded up in the Intrepid for an 8 hour road trip.
While it was good to get away for a couple of days, I'm looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight.
I have a couple of highlights to share with you though, because Toledo, Ohio is the home of three of my favorite bloggers, all of whom I met this week. First there is the Reformer, Dave Mullins. Dave really is a Reformer. It's not just a cute identity he chose for himself when he entered the blogosphere. He is passionate about Reformation in his life, home, work, as well as the Church. It was great talking wiht someone like that. I need to put his link back up, which I took down when he stopped blogging for a few months in the summer. I'll do that when I get home, and I've got to get a few more links up, like Brian, Mark, and Reid. You know who you are.
I also met my arch-nemesis and her husband this week. John and Rose Cole. I'm just kidding about the arch-nemesis part, because we really agree on a lot of stuff, she just likes to make a big fuss about Calvinism for some reason. Rose's reason, I guess.
John, or J Wendell, is a great guy as well. We met for the first time at Emmanuel Baptist on Christmas day, where Philip Decourcy preached an awesome sermon from Hebrews 2 on the Reason for the Season. After John and I introduced ourselves, he introduced me to Pastor Decourcy, who it seems is a fun-loving guy. Even if he does hate the Internet.
Back to John, we got to hang out for while at John and Rose's home yesterday. We talked about blogging, God, Church, worship, houses, the postal service, Arminians, Antonio, and a few of you people. John and rose were very hospitable, as me, Magaly, David, and Daniel, made ourselves at home and basically took over, as we generally do wherever we go. After swapping theological pilgrimages, we said goodbye, and I have not seen them since. Of course, it is only one day later, and we will not be leaving until after lunch, so you never know what might happen.
Marc, it's time for another post buddy. Give us your theories on congregational worship or something.