Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Merry Christmas!

Posted: 25 Dec 2012 in Christian
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I hope everyone has a great Christmas.
My brother called me from Afghanistan this morning. Nice to hear from him on this day.

Thanks for dropping by.

Prayer for Christmas Morning

The day of joy returns, Father in Heaven, and crowns another year with peace and good will. Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wisemen.
Close the doors of hate and open the doors of love all over the world…
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil, by the blessing that Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clean
hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children, And the Christmas evening bring us to our bed with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake.
Amen

Henry Van Dyke

…a video of Bob Welsh, retired state trooper.

…with a win for Christmas!
Every year around this time, the douche bags that get offended by religion come out of the woodwork and try to shut down any and all displays of Christmas on public land. They have the misguided notion that the Constitution denies religious expression on government ground. It doesn’t. There is no such thing as separation of church and state. The Constitution is explicit in that the government will not establish a religion. The government isn’t establishing a religion when it allows displays of religious items on government property. It is allowing the “owners” of said government property to utilize it for their benefit. Nothing prevents the anti-Christmas crowd from creating their own displays.
Here at least there is a win for Christmas. America needs more of these wins.

Court rules in favor of public nativity scene- Despite reports, Pope has not canceled Christmas
By Todd Starnes

A federal court ruled that a Michigan family has a constitutional right to display a public Nativity scene, marking an end to a four-year court battle that started when militant secularists objected to the 60-year-old tradition.

“Every December, militant secularists declare war on Christmas celebrations,” said Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center. “This is one battle they lost.”

The Law Center represented John Satawa, of Warren, Mich. Since 1945 his family had erected a Nativity display on a public median in their town.

In 2008 the Macomb County Road Commission received a threatening letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation – claiming the display violated the constitutional separation of church and state.

The following year, the county denied Satawa’s Nativity permit because it “displays a religious message.” That denial led to a four-year court battle that culminated with a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in favor of the display.

A spokesman for the roads commission told Fox News they will not appeal the ruling – and will grant Satawa a permit for the display.

As far as the county is concerned – the case is closed.

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Merry Christmas

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 in Uncategorized
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Today’s edition will stay away from politics and concentrate instead on Christmas related stories. I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Blessed be the Lord Jesus Christ and may you be blessed by Him in this season and for all eternity.

Photo captures image of an ‘angel’ in Charlotte hospital

In dark time, mom of Mint Hill teen sees light of hope

When Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live.

Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman.

“She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill.

Before Chelsea was 2, she was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia, the first of several dangerous run-ins with the illness that have made her a familiar face in Presbyterian’s pediatric intensive care unit.

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Link to photo: http://media.thestate.com/smedia/2008/12/23/08/597-chelseaangle.standalone.prod_affiliate.74.jpg

Watch as some Santas gift wrap three speed and red light cameras.

VIDEO: Santas Disable Enforcement Cameras in Tempe

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ A group of Santa impersonators are on the naughty list of Arizona law enforcement officials.A YouTube video posted Monday shows four people dressed as Kris Kringle, white beards and red hats included, covering three speed and red light enforcement cameras in Tempe.

Two are covered with boxes – one decorated with Christmas wrap – and the third is blocked with what appears to be a red sheet.

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