Twas The Month Before Christmas
When all through our land, not a Christian was praying nor taking a stand. Why the PC Police had taken away the reason for Christmas, no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing about shepherds and wise men and angels and things. It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say. December 25 is just a “Holiday.”
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit pushing folks down to the floor just to get it! CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod. Something was changing, something quite odd! Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa in hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down, at Lowe’s the word Christmas was nowhere to be found. At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears, you won’t hear the word Christmas. It won’t touch your ears. Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen On Boxer, on Rather, On Kerry, On Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter to eliminate Jesus, in all public matter. And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith. Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.
The true gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded. The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’ sipping your Starbucks, listen to me. Choose your words carefully, choose what you say Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!
Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet MERRY CHRISTMAS! Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!
A Book By Its Cover
Can we judge a book by its cover? The following story shows that we cannot. A friend shared his story with me and I want to share it with you.
“I was driving home the other day on a sunny afternoon. I had a smile on my face as I sang along to the songs on the radio. It was a beautiful day. I felt full of happiness and oneness with God. My good mood ended, however, when the radio station took a news break between songs. Suddenly I found myself listening to yet another story of a rich, beautiful celebrity involved in scandal, hypocrisy, and lawlessness. I shook my head in disbelief as I came to a stoplight.
“As I pulled to a stop I noticed four, leather jacketed bikers. They were standing in the middle of the road with two on either side of the light. They looked rough and dangerous, but as I got closer I noticed each one was holding their helmet in their hands. I rolled down my window as one approached my car. ‘We are the Brother’s of the Third Wheel”, he said. “We are collecting for a Christmas toy drive for needy children this year.’
“As I pulled a dollar out of my wallet I looked past his beard and tattoos and into his eyes. They shined with a goodness and kindness that came right from his soul. I dropped the money in his helmet and waved to the other bikers as I drove off. My good mood had returned. My faith in mankind had been bolstered. And I had to laugh along with God as I remembered once again never to judge a book by the cover.
“Our society often judges books by their covers but God reads what is written in our hearts and souls. Perhaps one day we will all learn to see the world through Heaven’s eyes. Perhaps one day we will realize that looks matter little and actions matter much. Perhaps one day we will see that the wealth and success of Earth are not the wealth and success of Heaven.
“Over two thousand years ago a poor, homeless outcast walked the Earth. His clothes were tattered and His companions were rough fishermen. He was scorned by the elite of the day. Yet, He showed every one of us how to live and how to love. May we all follow the truth He shared.”
11 People On A Rope
Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter. 10 men from USC and 1 woman from Clemson. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all so they decided that one had to let go, otherwise they were all going to fall.
They weren’t able to choose that person, until the woman gave a very touching speech.
She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return.
As soon as she finished her speech, All the men started clapping …
A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, looking at the old pages as he turned them. Then something fell out, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages.
“Momma, look what I found,” the boy called out.
“What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked.
With astonishment in the his voice, he answered, “It’s Adam’s suit!”
Happy Anniversary Wishes go out this week to David and Jean Lavender on Saturday, Dec. 8; Jett and Brenda Henderson and Ronnie and Norma Henderson on Monday, Dec. 10. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.
Mrs. Patricia L. Frost, 72, wife of Joel Frost, Sr. 250 Gin Circle, Buffalo passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.
Mr. Dallas Ronald Fisher, 69, widower of Linda Gail Berry Fisher of 408 Meansville Road, Lot 13, Union, S.C. died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at his home.
Let’s remember these two families during this time of passing and adjustment.
I just found out that Paul K. Means had a birthday last Monday, Dec. 3. Happy Belated Birthday, Paul.
Celebrating their birthdays this week are Chris Ketterman and Whitney Phillips on Friday, Dec. 7; Elizabeth Gregory on either Saturday, Dec. 8 or Sunday, Dec. 9, I am not sure. Also, Kelly Kendrick on Monday, Dec. 10; Bill Hitchcock on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Happy Birthday, Y’all!
The Breakup Of Hostess Bakery
You may have heard that Hostess Bakery plants shut down due to a workers’ strike. But you may not have heard how It was split up.
The State Department hired all the Twinkies, the Secret Service hired all the HoHos, the generals are sleeping with the Cupcakes and the voters sent all the Ding Dongs to Congress.
Thought Of The Week
“Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.”
If You Have Good News
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