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Posted on 11/30/2013 9:43:58 PM PST by JustAmy
July, 2005, Closing Thread
(Sept 26, 2008)
June & July, 2013
August & September, 2013
Rendering a Salute to Our Flag.
Oh goody! another Amy thread :-)
I just adore that patriotic wintery scene with the snowman.
By Dr, Jubal Harshaw
(Robert A. Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land)
The depths of winter longing are ice within my heart
The shards of broken covenants lie sharp against my soul
The wraiths of long-lost ecstasy keep us two apart
The sullen winds of bitterness still keen from turn to pole
The scars of twisted tendons, the stumps of struck of limbs
The aching pit of hunger and the throb of unset bone,
My sanded burning eyeballs, as light within them dims,
Add nothing to the torment of lying here alone
The shimmering flames of fever trace out your blessed face
My broken eardrums echo your voice inside my head
I do not fear the darkness that comes to me apace
I only dread the loss of you that comes when I am dead.
Good Morning, Amy!
It is December, alright! Beautiful Opening.
During the Christmas season we wait. We wait in traffic. We wait in checkout lines to purchase gifts. We wait for family to arrive. We wait to gather around a table filled with our favorite foods. We wait to open presents lovingly chosen.
All of this waiting can be a reminder to Christians that Christmas is a celebration of waiting for something much more important than holiday traditions. Like the ancient Israelites, we too are waiting for Jesus. Although He already came as the long-awaited Messiah, He has not yet come as ruler over all the earth. So today we wait for Christs second coming.
Christmas reminds us that God also waits . . . He waits for people to see His glory, to admit that they are lost without Him, to say yes to His love, to receive His forgiveness, to turn away from sin. While we wait for His second coming, He waits for repentance. What seems to us like Gods slowness in coming is instead His patience in waiting (2 Peter 3:9).
The Lord is waiting to have a relationship with those He loves. He made the first move when He came as baby Jesus and the sacrificial Lamb. Now He waits for us to welcome Him into our lives as Savior and Lord.
running late for church, so I’ll not try and floormat this.
A Liberal’s Christmas
Kung Pao Buckaroo Holiday
Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
Why the Politically Correct 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 MERRY CHRISTMAS
Christ is The Reason’ for the Christ-mas Season!
The REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
What a First Christmas, The McKamey’s
A Baby Changes Every Thing, Faith Hill
IF Stores only have happy holidays on their doors, you as a Christian have a choice to make, do I spend my money in the store that is PC and has driven out the True Meaning of Christmas, or do I want to shop at a store that still has the courage to say Merry CHRISTmas. The only way to get through to the PC Liberals is to hurt their Bottom Line PROFITS! We can fight back with our wallets, or cave in to the PC liberals who want NO GOD, NO JESUS, only a one world religion that neither promotes peace nor harmony, but is a cult of ME FIRST!
Merry Christmas..Amen to the reason for the season.
Thank you for the music and poem, Gail.
Amen and Thank you for the opening. Love the praying hands.
Beautiful scene, Jaidyn..Thank you
O my that’s so pretty! I think I’ll at least get my angels out today..
Advent Blessings be upon you, MEG!
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