Friday, December 4, 2009

Paul Thorn and the Santie Claus Story

We were able to enjoy another fantastic performance at The Kirk Avenue Music Hall last night. Opening act was local Franklin County son acoustic Corey Hunley and then the main event with Paul Thorn (I can say main event as he once fought Roberto Duran) and now is a much adored singer songwriter.

The place was packed to the rafters and Paul Thorn told a story as he was walking around town pre-show time and came across a teacher and her trailing line of teensie students. He stopped and said hello and asked them where they were going? They replied they had just been to see Santie Clause.

Paul asked them in his Mississippi accent "Did y'all tell Santa Claus what you want for Christmas?"

They looked at him and said "No. We told Santie Clause thank you and that we love him."

Paul's jaw dropped and he said he had never heard such a thing. He then reminded us all what a valuable lesson that was and that maybe this year, instead of telling Santa what we want, we should all be thankful for all he has done for us so far! Tell him we care about him!

What great food for thought. Having a deep personal Faith in Christ, I pondered what Paul said. I wondered if we use God as a gift giving Santa Claus instead of loving Him for who He is and all that He has done for us?"

This Christmas is a good time to be thankful and tell God you love him, and when we get all caught up in the economy and politics and want to pull our hair out - - remember what the Grinch said:

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr. Seuss


Life is too short for bad coffee... Shellie @ The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia

FYI - Kirk Avenue Music Hall is a 25 minute drive from The Claiborne House B&B.