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  • Bah-Humbug

    December 9, 2008 by  
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    This morning I mentioned how I’m having a hard time getting into the spirit of Christmas.  This is a bit unusual for me since I’m usually the first one to get involved, acting like the perverbial Christmas Cheerleader.  Not this year.  Everything seems like a hassle.  I go to the mall and see only stuff I can’t afford and don’t really need.  I think about getting out the tree then fixate on how much furniture I’m gonna have to move to get it up, and so on.

    I miss Christmases when I was a kid.  Everything was magical, and in my house, Santa was real, reigndeer could fly and once a year everything was right with the world.  (Hard for me to find now that I’m a grown-up.)  So this year I’ve asked God for something special.  I want to be part of a Christmas miracle.  I don’t know how it would work, I don’t have any expectations, I just want to bring a little Christmas magic to someone else, by being an answer to prayer.  Maybe then I’ll be able to live Christmas like I lived it as a child.

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    4 Responses to “Bah-Humbug”
    1. Emory Riley says:

      Part of the Christmas magic is being able to act like a kid even though we are adults. The real magic though is to carry the Christmas spirit in your heart year round. Simple gifts to others work amazing miracles. Hold the door open for someone. Smile at strangers. Walk behind a car in a parking lot instead of in front of it.
      Simple things that brighten other people’s lives and cost nothing can answer many unasked prayers. If nothing else I get a warm feeling inside when I see the relief on the drivers face or the smile returned.

    2. Bigjohn says:

      The thing Angela is that Christmas Like you reference still exist in your heart right next to that spark of divinity that is called your soul.
      I myself when I contemplate the totality of my existance when those aches and pains remind me of my pending mortality… aknowledge the mastery of the Spirit over me and His will and plan for me… then I can reach back in memory and Love and still smell the trees and the Christmas cookies baked by my mother over 10 years dead,
      God with His love for us allows us to touch with our memories events so fresh but here 50 years past..
      all because of His love that we shared at the celebration of His birth and our Salvation.

      I know bigjohn gets deep. I am usually over my head.

      I wanted to let you know that ” I am on a Mission from God” last night your station and your listeners made trhat Mission a sucess. I am here to succor to the needs of these wounded injured and ill troops defending us from the Radicial Muslim attacks.
      Everything in my life has led me to this point.

      I was worried about Christmas at Walter Reed that we with the VFW try to do every year. I had a few key members of my Post leave this year. Soldiers who were wounded and had helped who have since gone home. I was STRESSED. I just put out a blanket appeal and trusted that the Lord will provide…I was still stressed last night when I was sitting in traffic for hours making me late for the setup of the party here…..but then I was blessed by having you all help me…You sent me an Angel in the person of your friend Lulu who took charge allowing me just to carry what paltry gifts I had and then the Miracle happened. A friend had sent boxes of gifts that the office here was holding for the party…you assistant arrived with all the tools gift cards and well wishes… ….VFW members arrived…it was “Loaves and fish”….

      As you know am a large loud opiionated bombastic..SOB…. but I an Gods man and last night I WAS HIS INSTRUMENT. I WISH YOU COULD HAVE BEEN HERE!

      Lulu took some pictures …You should have seen the face of the first guy who we gave a tool….I was blessed ….
      I want to Thank everyone who helped…..

      I wish you all a Merry Christmas…

      and now for the punch line if I can be so Crass…..
      This is not just a one time event. This is my life’s work. This is what God has put me here to do… I need your help to continue this Mission.
      I need YOU to suport this station. I need you to think this over the next few days…
      Last night a miricle happened . I saw it. Without this Station and it’s friends I was awash and you made that miracle happen…GOD’S WORK!
      Keep it up

      Bigjohn

    3. melissa says:

      Hope this helps put you in the mood:

      As you hit the mall this “holiday season,” take a minute to look through the merchandising for the symbols behind the shopping mall decorations and remember that it all started two thousand years ago in a cave….

      Bells- During the Middle Ages, bells were rung with increasing frequency until midnight, supposedly to warn the devil of the approaching birth of the Christ Child. Church bells were also used to announce church services and Midnight Mass. Bells are mentioned in the Old Testament as being used on the robes of the high priest. The people would have known, by the noise of the bells, that the high priest was offering sacrifices for their sins.

      Candles and Twinkle Lights- “Jesus, the Light of the world.” (John 8:12) “The Lord shall be thy everlasting light.” (Isaiah 60:20) “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” (Psalm 27:1)

      Candy Canes- Made by a Christian candymaker as a reminder of the Shepherd’s staff. They were red and white – red for the blood shed by Jesus Christ, white for His purity. Turn it upside down and it is a J for Jesus. “The Lord is my shepherd.” Psalm 23

      Christmas Tree- Symbol of the Jesse tree. Jesse was the father of King David. Jesus was his descendant. It is from his lineage that the Christ Child receives his earthly ancestry. “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” (Isaiah 11:1-2)

      The Lord says “I am like a green pine tree; your fruitfulness comes from me.” Hosea 14:8

      In the Middle Ages, a popular religious play depicted the story of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden. A fir tree hung with apples was used to symbolize the Garden of Eden — the Paradise Tree. The play ended with the prophecy of a savior coming, and so was often performed during the Advent season.

      Gifts—God gave us the gift of all—his son, Jesus, who, by dying for our sins, gave us the greatest gift of all, everlasting life. They are also a reminder of the gifts the Magi brought to the baby Jesus, gold frankincense and myrrh.

      Holly – Symbolizes the crown of thorns that Jesus wore at his Crucifixion, and the berries symbolize the drops of blood on Jesus’ head. Its green leaves and ability to produce fruit even in coldest winter evoked the promise of everlasting life. “They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head.” Mathew 27:28.

      Santa Claus – Eastern European name for Saint Nicholas. He tossed pouches with gold coins through the windows of needy people in his town. He was Orthodox Christian Archbishop of Myra in Asia Minor in the 3rd Century, the patron Saint of secret giving, of children, and of travelers by sea. His Feast Day is celebrated on December 6th.

      Star – The Star of Bethlehem marked the place where the Christ Child lay. The Magi used it to find the Christ child. “The star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” Matthew 2:10.

      Wreath- Symbolizes the completeness of God and his unending love. “God is the Alpha and Omega. He is everlasting. His kingdom knows no beginning and no end.” Revelation 1:8. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” John 6:47

    4. John says:

      The cool thing is Angela – God has already answered your prayer. Every moment you are on the air you touch someones life and of course the work you set up with wounded soldiers is touching their lives – remember every little thing like that is a miracle to the person you are touching. The hard part is you just may not know what the miracle was!

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