Ranting on The Continuing War Against Christmas

We are now into the Christmas holiday season; thus, the Christmas holiday wars continue. As far as it concerns me, personally celebrate the season as you wish, but do not even begin to attempt to eliminate my Christmas celebration. And when I talk about Christmas, I am talking about the Christ centered Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season and no, that is no myth.

I know there are many who want to bring Kwanzaa and especially Winter solstice celebrations to equal importance and respect during this holiday season. I read and hear much castigating of Christmas from the Solstice folks. They are jockeying for the front line position to do away with Christmas.  Their tactics enrage and inspire people like me to celebrate Christmas to the nth degree.

A Winter solstice supporter was on TV this morning. He is a warrior against Christmas. See for yourself here. I am definitely in opposition to him. I guess this Winter solstice thing been around for a while, but I did not hear about it until Bill O’Reilly brought it up a few years ago. Really, the Lord controls the Winter solstice anyway. And Christians did not hijack the season for Christmas. Winter Solstice is not universally celebrated like Christmas, because it does not have the believers that Christmas has.

Discovering Life and Liberty

I tuned at the mid-point of the Mike Gallagher talk radio program on Friday. He was not there that day, but Vicki Middleton who I had never heard of before was his guest host. Her husband, Jim Middleton joined her. They are both of Life and Liberty. The program was excellent. When I tuned in, the discussion was on Islam and Sharia Law concerns, which too many people in this country continue to ignore.  The topic moved on to Martin Luther King and historical inaccuracies shared by David Barton of WallBuilders. that many of us were taught.

The Martin Luther King segment with guest Thomas E. Woods was a somewhat painful to hear, even though it was really no surprise to me about Dr. King being into socialism and redistribution of wealth. I guess it was hearing it broadcast in the open that made it painful. I pretty much see Dr. King from my growing up days (He was shot down when I was in high school). I viewed Dr. King as the strongest non violent fighter for equal rights for those who lived under legal discrimination.

As I typed this post, I listened to the Life and Liberty radio broadcast online at http://www.ksky.com. The program’s roots are in the Lord. I will be listening to this Saturday program from time to time at around 4:00 pm. eastern. The program is from Texas where it advertises at its central air time of 3:00 pm.  I also found Life and Liberty on Facebook and hit the ‘like’ button.  Here is some video of one of the radio broadcast.

In Being Thankful: Count Your Blessings

In this season of Thanksgiving, it is good to take time to realize the blessings we take for granted and be thankful. I recognize that others may not feel and express their gratitude as I do. I know there are those in this world who will say, that they only have themselves and maybe a few others like their older family members to thank. While I thank the Lord daily, my special thanks during this holiday season goes to Him through his Son, Jesus Christ, my Savior.

The following is a post from my former blog and is almost 4 years old. It was passed on to me. I do not know the original source of this Blessing gem:

 

     

  • If you woke up this morning with more health than illness…you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
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  • If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation…you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
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  • If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep…you are richer than 75% of this world.
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  • If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace…you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
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  • If your parents are still alive and still married…you are very rare, even in the United States.
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  • If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful…you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not
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  • If you can hold someone’s hand, hug him or her or even touch them on the shoulder…you are blessed because you can offer God’s healing touch.
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  • If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
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    Have a Great Day and Count Your Blessings