DECEMBER 25 if you participate in a gift gifting scenario and that gives you what you need and want....that's good. I love gifts and giving gifts....year round.....BUT>.....You can not mix Jesus and the stress,hustle,bustle,expecting and not getting, giving and not receiving, living up to commercials telling us what we need and need to give and falling SHORT... it does not compute with Jesus....But you can celebrate a commercial worldly Christmas on the 25th....and then, pause....take a breath, breath in the peace of love.....relax....breathe....in and out, close your eyes.....open your ears...open your heart....and know....nothing matters except the love of Jesus, his forgiveness, and eternal life....Everything else is just a mere shadow....Why struggle here on earth when the new earth and the new heaven is just a belief away.....and....I cant leave without a testimony. 2012 will begin the third year of reading and listening to the bible in one year. Sharing this experience with a person I love is joy beyond words , feeding on the word, knowing beyond a doubt that is is true and it does not condemn but gives easy to follow instructions on how to live a life worth living gives a peace you can not achieve living in this world. ....Thank you Jesus....and one more thing....Christ is the reason for living....all year long....you can not limit me to one day....December 25.....nope...sorry....you have no power...NONE........dont you know that......havent you figured that out.....I HAVE!!!!!!Rosiewildwoman
Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
See 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 25th 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 no where 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-si-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
Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!