In just a few weeks, the Christmas tree hunt will be on. Families will enter tents and patrol…

In just a few weeks, the Christmas tree hunt will be on. Families will enter tents and patrol…

In just a few weeks, the Christmas tree hunt will be on. Families will enter tents and patrol sidewalks. The preferences are different, but the desire is the same. We want the perfect Christmas tree. And, oh … the special moment when we find it. When we lash it to the car, drag it into the house and set it in the tree stand.

Only a few people have won a U.S. Open, completed an Ironman triathlon or qualified as Rhodes Scholars. Fewer still have positioned a Christmas tree so that it doesn’t lean.

One year, my wife Denalyn and I placed the tree in the stand, stood back and sighed at what we saw. The dreaded tilt. I crawled under the branches and began adjusting the screws until the tree stood as straight as a stalk of wheat. We stepped back and admired my engineering skills. Denalyn placed her arm in mine, and I choked back tears of joy. Angels began to sing. The blast of trumpets sounded in the front yard, where neighbors gathered. We strung lights and hung the decorations. It was a wonderful night.

Then disaster struck: www.proverbs31.org/read/devotions/full-post/2019/11/06/hunting-for-the-perfect-christmas-tree

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