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Faith Triumphs Over Persecution

The Hope of the World

The Christmas Truce of 1914

A Beacon in the Night

Man’s Upward Reach

O, Come All Ye Faithful!

Jesus of Nazareth

When God is Cast from the Altar

A Christmas to Remember (1776)

The War on Christmas

1 posted on 12/25/2008 12:52:30 PM PST by Coleus
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2 posted on 12/25/2008 1:02:06 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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Ironically, since Lewis wrote the pair of articles, the holiday of “Chrissmas” has either been banned worldwide, or is well on the way to being banned. Apparently, in a secular world, in which the non-stop party of materialism has countless attendees and advocates, Chrismass smacks entirely too much of spirituality to suit a great many people.

One is, moreover, forced to note with some bemusement that Muslim holidays are not only allowed, but encouraged, and largely by the same crowd who so disparage Chrismass. Multiculturalism and multi-ethnicity, apparently, are fine for others, but not for those who espouse and/or practice the spiritual traditions of the West.

4 posted on 12/25/2008 1:09:08 PM PST by Jack Hammer (here)
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One of the more enjoyable things we did this year was to take coffee to troops returning to the US for R&R. My wife works at Starbucks, and they set up a large box at their store where a customer could donate a bag of "Christmas Blend" beans for the troops. Everyone wrote a personal message with a sharpie on the bag they donated. We made two trips to the airport to meet troops flying into DFW airport and handed out over 300 lbs of coffee to the troops as they arrived.

To be completely honest, I really like this kind of personal giving rather than corporate contributions. Sure it's nice when a corporation gives things for the troops or local children's hospitals, (which they did) but I think the fact that the gift offered came from customers who took the time to let our servicemen and servicewomen know how much we love and appreciate them is much more satisfying.

You'll also find God acting on your behalf as a multiplier. My wife and a coworker took some $300 or so that was donated to their toy drive to a local Mattel outlet store. The cashier noticed the large purchase and asked about it. After my wife explained that it was a part of a gift to children's hospital, the cashier turned around and told her supervisor. The supervisor immediately knocked 30% off the bill so they were able to go get more toys.

God loves private charity.

5 posted on 12/26/2008 7:59:37 AM PST by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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6 posted on 12/26/2008 2:52:21 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

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