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Affirmed

Powerful events through our lives tend to move us in ways that we immediately feel and change us for the better. Last night I was able to witness fifty high school aged kids goto confession (some for the first time in 7+ years) and it was beautiful and moving. As I sat there in church watching each of them go up one by one I felt the power of the the Holy Spirit flowing throughout the space. Of course the Holy Spirit is always there but it felt amplified to a great extent.

It's not about the presents

I was out to dinner with my parents, brother and sister-in-law last night and we got to talking about Christmas gifts and what people wanted and the question eventually made it’s way to me (I tried my hardest to dodge it) and the only real thing I could come up with was, nothing. Truth be told Christmas, even when I was a young boy was never about the presents. I always felt a deep desire to just be with my family, friends and loved ones that day. Nothing else mattered to me other than that.