All year we work diligently at our jobs and produce very well-trained and educated seminary students ready for a lifetime of effective ministry. Each one of our posts contributes to the whole of what we see march across a stage and grasp on to their sheep skin, a testament to their academic prowess and personal spirituality.
Along the way, we look forward to our team gathering for fun, food and fabulous fellowship. This is our annual Christmas gathering. The expectations were high.
Colorful decorations, bright twinkling lights and the sounds of Christmas music topped off our welcome. More and more colleagues arrived. Each was caring a contribution to our shared meal.
Laughter and teasing were as bountiful as any feature of our party. Smiles erupted with the good-natured banter. Children were a part of our gathering as well. Families are welcome on our team.
It was the fastest I have ever seen cellphone whipped out and team members quickly scrolling through “apps” and minds refreshing themselves with the specific combination and order of words. We laughed. We teased.
Nearly forty of us shared a sample of the Living Words from the Living Word. In the midst of the frolicking, I marveled at this collection for fabulous people. Each one is precious and dearly valued.
Together we make up the heart and soul of what happens on the campus of DTS-Houston. Selfless, hardworking, cheerful, helpful, energetic and trustworthy people are growing into a wonder of God’s presence in one of the newest Global cities on earth.
Of course we ended with some raucous fun. We played the game Taboo: Men vs. Women. It did not take long for the women to pull ahead in points while the men teased and made bold false claims to egg on their competition. Merry Christmas, everyone! You are loved!
photo credit: brucefong cellphone photography