For the Dual Citizens Among Us, Carol Excerpts on the Incomprehensibility of the Incarnation

    Recent references to Christmas on the site have emphasized its benefits in realms ranging from cultural to redemptive; its helpfulness in improving the state of that precious location, the interior life*, has been variously extolled. The enduring Christmas carols, taken as a whole, emphasize many aspects of Jesus’ advent and birth–prophecy revealed and fulfilled, the local manifestations of drama which occurred when the eternal covenant | Read More »

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    Lenin and The Symbols of the Seasons

    You may think it strange that Christmas makes me think of V I Lenin, the founder of the USSR. But for 50 years he was the symbol of everything good and holy in a powerful and sizeable portion of the world. As Mark Twain once said of the Devil, “anyone who is spiritual head of half the world…and political head of the whole of it” | Read More »

    CONAD, NORAD, Santa, and Scrooges

    I’ve seen a few Facebook and several Twitter posts that sound a great deal like Scrooge. “Christmas! A fine excuse for NORAD to pick the taxpayer’s pocket every 25th of December!” from the childless who have apparently lost their inner child, and a few rueful remarks from parents who are suffering through the throes of their kid clicking Refresh every couple of minutes to see where Santa is RIGHT NOW! But the rueful parents will smile at the memory, as will their kids in later years.

    As for the Scrooges: Get over yourselves.

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    Merry Christmas

    My wife and I will be traveling for a few days. So I will be offline for a few days. I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. Cross-posted.

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    Merry Christmas – The Gift Of Love

    Christmas 2010 is here. Families all over our great land will gather to share gifts, food but most of all love. Love, the most important and magnificent part of Christmas. Love shared with family and friends. Love shared with neighbors and fellow workers. It is love which made Christmas possible for each of us to celebrate every year. This love was not shared with gifts | Read More »

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    And Wonders of His Love…..

    Promoted from diaries and bumped – Moe Lane My 23 year old son sent me this video. From there, came the idea of a Christmas post; though it is about more than Christmas – had Thanksgiving on my mind, and the year to come. As I watched this video, I was enthralled with the beautiful scenes of nature: the quiet of the woods, the light | Read More »

    And Wonders of His Love…..

    Promoted from diaries and bumped – Moe Lane My 23 year old son sent me this video. From there, came the idea of a Christmas post; though it is about more than Christmas – had Thanksgiving on my mind, and the year to come. As I watched this video, I was enthralled with the beautiful scenes of nature: the quiet of the woods, the light | Read More »

    The Liberals Continue Their War on Christmas

    It’s that time of year. Most Americans are putting their final touches on their decorations, getting their final presents, and getting ready to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. Well, not everybody: Nina Totenberg actually apologizes for saying she was at a Christmas party. As Ace says, Totenberg would never say “I was — forgive the expression — at a gay wedding”; remember, Totenberg’s outfit, | Read More »

    It’s CHRISTMAS and PC Does Not Change The Facts

    FACT – December 25 is celebrated as CHRISTMAS DAY and not the Winter Solstice, or some other variation on the anti Christmas theme. FACT – The celebration of Christmas is a celebration of a birthday of a Child who was born in a stable in the town of Bethlehem and the Child’s name was Jesus who is the Son of God. FACT – Though many | Read More »

    A Yuletide Target of Michelle Obama’s War On Obesity?

    Why the heck not?!? Even though it’s not illegal actors can’t smoke on screen anymore without someone having a fit. How could something like this not be next? Hey! We could finally recognize Santa as a threat to national security! How progressive! Crossposted

    What Christmas Reindeer Antlers Say About America

    My wife is from France. In the four years we were on opposite sides of the ocean before we got married I had the good fortune to be able to visit the country a number of times. Much of that time I was working at Outback Steakhouse and always envisioned opening a unit in Paris. (I know, for most people that’s epicurean heresy, but consider | Read More »

    The Perfect Conservative

    He was not born into a royal family, but He left a royal impression on the world. For 30 years, He learned the ways of the world without becoming of the world. He then changed the world for the better. He led without a mandate. He taught without a script. His common sense parables filled people with promise and compassion, His words forever inspiring. He | Read More »

    The Perfect Conservative

    He was not born into a royal family, but He left a royal impression on the world. For 30 years, He learned the ways of the world without becoming of the world. He then changed the world for the better. He led without a mandate. He taught without a script. His common sense parables filled people with promise and compassion, His words forever inspiring. He | Read More »

    Twas Obama’s Night Before Christmas

      Twas the night before Christmas and in The White House, Obama was scheming, that liberal louse. Muslim Crescent moons were all hung round with care, on, “Holiday Trees,” since no one thought Christmas or even to dare. Michelle was upstairs all tucked in her bed with visions of obese kiddies dancing in her head. The kids tucked away and her mom in napsack, and | Read More »

    This Time of Year

    I wrote a column in today’s Macon Telegraph, my local paper, about this time of year. I figured I’d pass it on here. You can go here to the Telegraph to get the full thing. There’s just so much going on this year that I think it is sometimes important just to stop and reflect on things.This is an unusual Christmas in the Erickson household. | Read More »

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