Monday, November 26, 2012


I can only hope that each of you had a great Thanksgiving.  Now that the turkey carcass has hit the curb and been taken away, it is now time to think about the next big event, which is the celebration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ commonly known as Christmas.  That's right Christmas, not the Holiday Season.  This is going to be the only post concerning this topic.  But I have this feeling that, as a nation, our moral fabric is being challenged. 

This country was founded on Christian values.  The founding fathers in the first Continental Congress were mostly ordained ministers in some capacity.  It was during this time that the Bill of Rights or the first 10 amendments to the Constitution was established.  The inalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness were written down.  The fact that the Creator made all men equal was established by law in this country.  And the simple statement of "In God We Trust" was put on our currency.  Now the new dollar coin that is being minted has "In God We Trust" removed.  The simple fact that marriage isn't between a man and a woman is being challenged in several states. There is an element in our society that is working to dispel our iintrinsic values.

But Christmas is a time of celebration, not a point of contention.  It is intended to be a time of year that people come together and give to help their fellow man/woman.  Not go to court to remove nativity scenes.  Each year I search for the spirit of Christmas, and most years I find it.  When it does finally hit me, I am humbled by its goodness, I am grateful for the experience, and lastly I am appreciative for those away from home preserving our way of life.  So please take the time this Christmas to seek out the Christmas Spirit and accomplish an act of kindness toward your fellow man/woman.  Put the meaning back in our country of "In God We Trust."

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