What’s your favorite?
- Christmas food:
Michael: Mincemeat Pie
Sean: Turkey and stuffing
- Christmas tradition:
Michael: Christmas Eve Communion (and my wife’s corn casserole)
Sean: Eating Christmas dinner with family
- Christmas movie:
Michael: It’s a Wonderful Life
Sean: A Christmas Carol
What do you enjoy most about Christmas?
Michael: The festivities that point to the doctrine of the Incarnation and the exposure of the human heart’s need for a Messiah; this is the perfect opportunity to present Jesus.
Sean: Seeing the excitement my daughter has.
Share one of your favorite Christmas memories.
Michael: I think back of being a child, going out into the woods, in south Louisiana, to cut down a pine, and dragging it to a very humble home. There, an older widow woman and an orphan boy, set it up, and then enjoyed the sense of mystery and the very scent of glory in our 100-year-old home.
Sean: Christmas Eve sitting around the fireplace
Are you the type of person who likes to peek at your presents before Christmas morning, or do you hold out?
Michael: Well, I can hold out…but I love to hint to my wife. I often give the surprise away! No one in our family trusts me with secrets!
Sean: Hold out.
What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?
Michael: I cherish the quietness and stillness of Christmas and the days following in which we read, enjoy board games, rest, and frequently take a little trip back to Kansas City for a few days. Then, we go see the lights at the Plaza, and worship with the church we planted there.
Sean: My 4 old year daughter opening gifts.
What are your plans for 2012?
Michael: Listen. Learn. Love.
Sean: Relax and spend time with family.