Sunday Morning Cowboy Church at the Rodeo - Todd was preaching in Waverly, so we missed it this year, but we usually get our year's worth of Southern Gospel music
Sunday Afternoon Family Cook-out - Marsha makes veggie pizza every year
Sunday Night Rodeo - 20 tickets, in the first 2 rows...close enough to get splattered by dirt and be able to heckle Rudy, the Rodeo clown
Monday Parade - Uncle Bob sets the chairs up the night before...always on the shady side of the street
We don't really come for the Rodeo....or even the candy the Heath Factory throws out at the parade....all of us come because we've made a committment to this family...to stay connected, to maintain relationships, to encourage eachother...
Sometimes, especially in the church, TRADITION is a bad word....criticized for being empty or out-dated. But, much like Labor Day in Palestine, I think traditions like Communion, Baptism, Liturgy...can help us stay connected, maintain relationships with God and eachother, encourage the Body....
I'd love to hear....What are the traditions that mean alot to you?