A few years ago, when Joanna, our youngest daughter, was wrapping up her masters degree at Texas Tech University, she called one evening to ask me a question.
"Dad, I'm doing a paper on the sociology of our family. One of the questions relates to what our parents do professionally," she explained.
"What do I tell them you do, Dad?"
Of course, I understood her confusion. I'd been a minister in the church context for about 25 years. Now I was doing the Central Dallas thing. . .but, what exactly was that anyway?
I didn't hesitate in my reply: "Sweetheart, just tell them I'm a professional beggar!"
With that in mind, and in view of the Christmas holiday, take a look at this.
Merry Christmas! And, don't forget us in the New Year!