It's the second Sunday of Advent, and it is snowing.
It only serves to heighten the festivity of the morning. Pete shovels and sweeps the walk (at the same time!) with a smile.
In AA, they say if you could make it to a bar, you can make it to a meeting. The 8 o' clockers share that same approach to church. What they lack in numbers they make up for in faithfulness. Accmulating snow not withstanding, they still take time to enjoy each other's company over hot coffee and donuts.
Meanwhile, the church itself is bustling with activity. The altar is cleared and set up for the next service. The band gets ready to play. There's energy in the air, and you can tell it's going to continue to be a good morning.
Now it's time for our third Sunday morning service. The snow is heavier, but the people still come.
They're still smiling.
Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail...
Ben preached a killer sermon. Ashley beamed that same killer smile throughout.
What a great day. What a great season. But most of all, what a great group of people.