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Christmas 2012

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Unfortunately, it won't be a merry one for Newtown Connecticut

like it says in the pic, please pray for them. 

I was reminded about the last two verses of "I heard the bells on Christmas Day" and I think they apply to this tragedy :

'And in despair I bowed my head
"There is no peace on earth" I said
For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth good-will to men!

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth good-will to men! '

 

So, with that in mind, here is my usual Christmas post:

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

ONE SOLITARY LIFE

He was born in an obscure village,
the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another obscure village,
where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.
Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.
He never had a family or owned a home.
He never set foot inside a big city.
He never traveled two hundred miles form the place he was born.
He never wrote a book, or held an office.
He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness.

While He was still a young man,
the tide of popular opinion turned against Him.
His friends deserted Him
He was turned over to His enemies,
and went through the mockery of a trial
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.
While He was dying, His executioners
gambled for the only piece of property He had - His coat.
When He was dead, He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave.

Over two thousand years have passed,
and today He is the central figure for much of the human race.
All the armies that every marched and all the navies that ever sailed
and all the parliaments that ever sat
and all the kings that ever reigned,
put together, have not affected the life
of man upon this earth as powerfully as this
"One Solitary Life."

LUKE, CHAPTER 2, VERSES 1 TO 20(KJV):

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nrDfqoYzNo

 

To those that celebrate other holidays,  Happy Hanukkah, Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy whatever holiday you celebrate and if you don't celebrate any holiday,  have a nice day.    : )  

 

 

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On the first day of christmas, my sister gave to me:

linky

They were originally going to get me Vader, but they apparently sent somebody not familiar with the franchise to get the present. So he got Darth somebody at least.

Pity, the Vader one looks much more interesting:

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Merry Christmas. Terrific card DAYV.

The blue elephant in the room.

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Hi all.  I`m writing this post from my new kindle.  Just seeing if is possible.

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yay!  looks like it worked!  I don't know if I'll do that anytime, but its nice to know that it is possible. 

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I wish I'd mentioned this a few days ago. My family and I went to Tucson to go to Winterhaven, the nicest neighborhood of Christmas lights in Southern AZ. It was very lovely--a whole subdivision where nearly every house puts up Christmas lights, usually on no small scale. Some are incredibly elaborate. Considering temps rarely have gotten below freezing here and I've been too busy to have a truly festive season, it was a nice experience, and it has become something of a tradition for my family.

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Warbler said:

Unfortunately, it won't be a merry one for Newtown Connecticut

like it says in the pic, please pray for them. 

I was reminded about the last two verses of "I heard the bells on Christmas Day" and I think they apply to this tragedy :

'And in despair I bowed my head
"There is no peace on earth" I said
For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth good-will to men!

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth good-will to men! '

 

So, with that in mind, here is my usual Christmas post:

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

ONE SOLITARY LIFE

He was born in an obscure village,
the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another obscure village,
where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.
Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.
He never had a family or owned a home.
He never set foot inside a big city.
He never traveled two hundred miles form the place he was born.
He never wrote a book, or held an office.
He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness.

While He was still a young man,
the tide of popular opinion turned against Him.
His friends deserted Him
He was turned over to His enemies,
and went through the mockery of a trial
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.
While He was dying, His executioners
gambled for the only piece of property He had - His coat.
When He was dead, He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave.

Over two thousand years have passed,
and today He is the central figure for much of the human race.
All the armies that every marched and all the navies that ever sailed
and all the parliaments that ever sat
and all the kings that ever reigned,
put together, have not affected the life
of man upon this earth as powerfully as this
"One Solitary Life."

LUKE, CHAPTER 2, VERSES 1 TO 20(KJV):

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nrDfqoYzNo

 

To those that celebrate other holidays,  Happy Hanukkah, Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy whatever holiday you celebrate and if you don't celebrate any holiday,  have a nice day.    : )  

 

 

Merry Christmas! It has been a sad year for family's. I'll pray as a true Christian.  

Hope all of Earth as a happy New Year and peace on Earth.

and happy Holidays. 

 Is there a Santa? No one knows 

One day we will have properly restored versions of the Original Unaltered Trilogy (OUT); or 1977, 1980, 1983 Theatrical released versions (Like 4K77,4K80 and 4K83); including Prequels. So that future generations can enjoy these historic films that changed cinema forever.

Yoda: Try not, do or do not, there is no try.

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pat man said:

Is there a Santa? No one knows 

 

Um, pat man... about that... I think you are old enough now... We need to talk.

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Yes pat man and CP3S, there is a Santa Claus.  He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist.   

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Warbler said:

Yes pat man and CP3S, there is a Santa Claus.  He exists as sure as love and generosity and devotion exist.   

Nonsense! Bah Humbug!

<span style=“font-weight: bold;”>The Most Handsomest Guy on OT.com</span>

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If Santa is real, does that mean Krampus is real too!

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Wait, Santa and Krampus are real AND I have my own brand of pudding!

This keeps getting more and more exciting!

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Lighten up, man!  Maybe purchase a few bills worth of pudding, it will make you feel better.