Just a little Christmas-y open thread for you on Christmas Eve:
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MERRY CHRISTMAS SCOOP, and to all the pooper scoopers.
I say that with all the affection I can muster after seeing those puppers playing in the tinsel.
This proud pooper scooper also says Merry Christmas to Scoop and all fellow scoopers.
Merry Christmas Jazzee!
Merry Christmas all and God bless and protect our soldiers unable to be home with their loved ones. … http://www.GoogleProjectGetPosition1.qr.net/jWVG/C1DZAT=ogiWXWaVZfT
Same here fellow Scoopers….Thank you for accepting this Conservative Cannuck into your political world!
BTW…that vid of the Puppies reminds me of an old cute conversation….and how appropriate…..Orange…..
A.B. C. D. Puppies?
M R No puppies….
S. M. R….C. M. P. N.??
Please enjoy this beautiful E-Card ….
BlueGood – I always love hearing from our conservative friends across the borders! We may live in different countries, but we are all part of the same conservative family.
Merry Christmas and God Bless!
Merry Blessed Christmas my BlueGood Canadian brother! Have a beauty day eh!
And to you too Hoser….eh?…LOL
Bob & Doug the ‘MacKenzie Cannucks” sing 12 days of Canadian Christmas….
Yes, I do need to listen to that one every year still. I sure do miss my back bacon eh! My mom used to make that every Christmas morning for breakfast. Can’t get real back bacon down here. Thank you brother!!
What’s the problem? I get Canadian Bacon on my pizza all the time.
LOL Whitefriend. Canadian bacon is ham! Back bacon is a whole different piggy!
Ducks are better than piggies any day! (not to eat, of course).
lol. Some piggies are fun, but I agree
Merry Christmas to you, Carolyn!!
There’s my sweet sister! Merry Blessed Christmas to you Cindy!! I hope you have a beautiful one!!! (((()))s Cindy! You’re a blessing to us!
Thank you!!! You are a blessing too! We all love you so much!
We love you too sister!:-D
Merry Christmas BlueG.
Thanks for bringing so much humor to us.
Have a wonderful day!
Thank you, Bluegood!!
Merry Christmas to you!
♫ Merry Christmas to you Orangeone! ♫
Merry Blessed Christmas myFreeManWalking friend.
A Merry Christmas to my Supper Scooper Duck! (())
♫ Merry Christmas to you FreeManWalking! ♫
Thank you Cindy ((:-D))
to my family http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOj0zjPzg-c I love ya Billy!
I’m just here for the Christmas cookies.
What kind did you bring to share with your fellow “pooper scoopers”?
I’m not good at baking cookies. I usually start eating at the cookie dough stage.
Yummy, yummy! BTW, you could support a small town bakery buy purchasing them and be sure to purchase an extra dozen to eat along the way Merry Christmas to you!
Better idea, CrumbandGetIt (the VA bakery that told Biden to take a hike) is now shipping cookies! You could support them and treat your fellow scoopers
so do I!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It has been a terrible year in so many ways, but together with the power of God, in this the day of his birth, let us give thanks for the many blessings that we have. May all my fellow scoopers enjoy a merry christmas and a happy hanukka. Scoop thank you for being with us this whole time.
Merry Blessed Christmas myproudhispanicconservativefriend.
Merry Blessed Christmas to you too mydearamericanbornincanadafriend!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOj0zjPzg-c My family!! I run just as fast!
That was quite a race! Thanks Darkbella007. I hope you had a Blessed beautiful Christmas.
It’s been a tough year – we lost two members of the family. But the Lord’s grace still abounds!
♫ Merry Christmas to you proudhispanicconservative! ♫
Merry christmas, and god bless you.
Merry Christmas Scoop and to everyone who posts here at RS. May you be blessed and may Santa treat you well.
Have a happy Blessed Christmas sjmom.
♫ Merry Christmas to you sjmom! ♫
Timely O/T Scoop! Jon Hammar is back home in Miami: http://www.stripes.com/news/former-marine-arrives-home-after-release-from-mexico-1.201767 Looks like our dear friends in LA took good care of him en-route!
Merry christmas my friend.
Cute vid Merry Christmas all and God bless and protect our soldiers unable to be home with their loved ones.
Merry Blessed Christmas DC.
Skyped w/bf in sand box. Taliban are sending them Christmas rockets. He’s in bunker second time this am. Pray for them!
I am praying DC!!! God Bless them- and you. ((()))s thank you for the update. I was going to ask, but didn’t want to be nosy. I will always be praying for him, for the others. I pray Peace of our Lord, for your heart and spirit dear sister.
Don’t worry about being nosy! He’s in bunker third time now. Freakin Taliban trying to ruin their Christmas. A holes…Pray for our soldiers!
Still praying!! Keep us posted DC. ((()))s
Merry Christmas precious lady!
There’s myChristmasBear!!! Merry Blessed Christmas my sweet friend!!!! I hope you and your family have a beautiful day Rs!!! xoxoxoxo God Bless you my dear friend!
♫ Merry Christmas to you old bear! ♫
All clear now No soldiers hurt & Apaches out hunting. Thanks for prayers!
Whoo hoo!! Excellent news! Thank you sister. I will always keep them in my prayers. Can I ask, what is your BF’s name?
His name is Matthew.
Merry Christmas all!
WOnderful name! Matthew is in my prayers with all the rest of them. Merry Blessed Christmas DC.
Wonderful guy too Thanks for prayers!
♫ Merry Christmas to you DCGere! ♫
Merry Christmas to everyone.
Merry Christmas Jeff. Hope you have a blessed one.
♫ Merry Christmas to you JeffWRidge! ♫
Merry Blessed Christmas to Scoop, Ken, K-Bob and all fellow scoopers and scoopettes. May all have a wonderful and beautiful Christmas, and a safe and Blessed New Year. I love my scoop family.
And for our special troops, who aren’t home. Thank you so much, because of all who are serving, and have served we are able to celebrate Christ this Christmas. God Bless our soldiers, keep them safe, and may they find Your peace wherever they may be.
A Soldier’s Christmas
It is a holy night, the stars are brightly shining
Remembering the night of our Savior’s birth
We remember our soldiers, for them some are pining.
They won’t be home for Christmas, do you understand their worth?
To think of Jesus, a thrill of hope for a weary world,
For our soldiers we pray, peace in the stars bright shining.
Led by the light of Faith, our soldiers allow us dreaming
With heavy hearts they take their places and stand
They go wherever they are called, to the ends of the earth it’s seeming
They do what they do without reward, even in far away lands.
Once Jesus lay in a lowly manger
Once grown up, He had no place to lay his head,
Our soldiers too lay in lowly places not allowed dreaming.
Truly Jesus taught us to love one another
His Word is love, but it does not always bring peace
When you think of love, think of a soldier and his brother
For it is you and I they fight for, hoping wars will cease
Sweet hymns of joy some day we’ll sing
When our soldier comes home we thank the Lord rejoicing
We can praise His Holy Name, once again loving one another.
A torn up land on Christmas, one without Christ
God forsaken places are where our soldiers are this night
It is what they do for us, for we to them are worth the price.
Please remember them as you behold Christmas morning sight,
For they’d much rather fight traffic and crowds,
and be home with their loved ones Christmas
Remember them this Christmas, in lands who don’t know Christ.
CAE Duckie 2012
Sis, I absolutely LOVE this poem. You should put in a file and tweet to @iResistAll (Mr. #FreeJonHammar) and see if he will post on his website now that he’s expanding to help release others. This should be published!!!!
You’re too kind sis. Thank you. From my heart. Merry Blessed Christmas Orangesis. xoxo
Merry Christmas to you sis. I am very blessed to have found Scoop this year and even more blessed that the Scoop community welcomed me with open arms.
Orangeone, anywhere that intelligence, humor, insight, knowledge and a grasp of what is going on in the world is valued would welcome you and be thankful for your input.
I am humbled my friend, truly humbled. Blessings to you and your family this holiday season. And a very Merry Christmas.
♫ Merry Christmas to you NYGino! ♫
Thank you Cindy. This year flew by, seems like yesterday we were wishing each other a happy new year! Hope Santa was good to you.
Thank you, NYGino!!
It’s been a hard year but everything is coming back together. It is dusk again!!
Merry Christmas Duckie.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Puppies.
(Just watch out where you step and don’t eat yellow snow)
Oh my Lord! Stroke of Midnight, my prayer is answered.
I got tired of eating “Turkey”
Time for a BIG American STEAK.
Gonna go get Derf to eat the left overs.
I got what I asked the Lord for Christmas, and He blessed me with it at midnight. Our God is an Awesome God!
I am SO glad to see you. You have no idea. xoxoxo
Merry Blessed Christmas myGreenBeret.
I got what I prayed for too.
God is good. Ready to curl up in my cozy bed and wait for Santa.
You know what they say Duckie.He won’t show up if you aren’t dreaming of Sugarplums.
I got my wish.
Good night myGreenBeret. I know you’ll have sweet sugarplum dreams tonight. Have a Blessed day tomorrow. I got mine too.
♫ Merry Christmas to you MeanGreenBeret! ♫
Well sister, HIS day has arrived. May you and your loved ones enjoy the day we all cherish.
Blessings to you and Merry Christmas!
Merry Blessed Christmas my GiantM Brother!! Have a wonderful day, and a safe and happy New Year!!
♫ Merry Christmas to you GiantM! ♫
Merry Christmas, everyone. I hope everyone’s Christmas is filled with good cheer. Be safe, I understand some are going to get some bad weather for the holidays.
Merry Christmas to you! Love your Avi
Merry Christmas. Thankx, yours is a real cutie also.
Have a Blessed Christmas louisiana_mom.
♫ Merry Christmas to you louisiana_mom! ♫
I just finished with Mass, got home and read a few stories here on TRS, followed by reading a few posts as well. Thank you TRS for providing an opportunity to turn from the weight of the problems that face this country to reflect on the season.
As Christians we give gifts, sing carols, and look to help those less fortunate than ourselves. As I approached the server to receive communion, I passed by a young PFC in his Dress Blues, and after seeing my wife say thank you for his service, noticed that this young man had once sat in a classroom that I had subbed for. The memories that flooded my mind caught me off guard squelching my ability to say something without a break in my voice. As passed him by I smiled and saw in his eyes his memory of who I was. In our passing glance there was a silent acknowledgment of gratitude and fellowship that many in the military know well. Knowing the people that serve must put aside many comforts to wear this countries uniform still amazes me to this day.
So few have sacrificed for so many that you can easily see the Christmas spirit of their sacrifices in all they do. Let us remember all people that have sacrificed so others could thrive.
Our Military – God, watch over their service, find it in your heart and wisdom to keep them safe until you call them home. Our military sweat and bleed in peace and war, often going under appreciated for all they give up just to be called Soldier, Sailor, Marine or Airmen. The weight of the uniform comes at a great cost often their very lives. Let us never forget all our military do, often without so much as a thank you.
Our Police – God, watch over those in charge of saving lives and keeping the peace. So many fall in the line of duty on the very streets they call home. Embrace those that lay their lives in harm’s way to protect the innocent. Watch over those that fall in fulfillment of this service
Our Fire Fighters – God, you grant these special heroes the ability to ignore fear and charge in where others are desperately trying to escape. Keep their hearts pure and strengthen their already special bravery to face death each time a fire alarm sounds.
Our Citizens – God, you know the hearts and minds of all people, help us to restore our resolve to be the best citizens we can be. Where there is indifference, let us sow the seeds of understanding and guidance of truth. Where there is injustice, let us seek fair resolution and not revenge. Where there is fear, love. Where there is pain, comfort, but above all, God bestow upon us the humility of self honesty. Grant us the conviction of heart to stand not in silence but in righteous voice in calling attention to injustice whenever and from whom ever we see it. Bless the United States, help her to seek your wise counsel and shield us from evil in whatever form it disguises itself in.
May the peace of a thousand years bless us all in this most blessed season.
Thank you armyvet10. God Bless and have a wonderful Christmas.
What a profoundly thoughtful gift of words of gratitude that you have expressed so well! Any of us should be proud to express the same so well as you have here tonight!
Merry Christmas Armyvet10 !!
Thank you freenca for your kind words. There are so many people in this world that have helped us along the way, often without our knowing it. The true blessing in many lives is knowing those that have helped us for no other reason but to reap the satisfaction of helping those that God puts in their paths. I believe this is seen every day in our military. From the Capt. that pushes you through your hardest moments, to the sergeant that pays for your haircut because you have no money. You see it when a soldier needs help in moving or a shoulder to cry on. I feel very fortunate to have had the privilege to serve this great country by wearing her uniform. I have been on the receiving end of help from a superior ranking official, and been the SFC to answer the call of a subordinate soldier who needs an ear to chew on. For me military service both blessed me and challenged me at the same time. Through it all I found strength through the fellowship of fellow soldiers, sharing their successes and failures. So help me, I would do it all over again if time could be pushed back. Thanks again for your kind words, from a humble retired U.S. Army soldier.
It’s a tradition that I was raised in. My relatives have been as you, in service of our country, in my childhood, which I shall never forget! Their service, not forgotten, shall ever in MY lifetime, be appreciated as they should be. Every conflict, from Independence, to the present day, has been the echoed self-reliance that you personify! If we do not support that, then, what do we have? WE MUST DEFEND THAT, at all costs, IMHO!!! Thank you for your patriotism!
Thank you, I am humbled by your words and please accept my gratitude for you and your family’s service. Peace to you and your family.
Your’s too armyvet10, your’s too!!
♫ Merry Christmas to you freenca! ♫
You made me cry. And I am grateful. Sometimes we need to be reminded. Merry Christmas, armyvet10.
I am grateful to have been able to share my thoughts with anyone who can find strength and fellowship in them. Take care and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and favorable new year.
Tears are the rivers of our soul, when relaesed, they help the growth of mind and spirit, when held back, tears often cause pain and sorrow. My mother often said it best, although I can’t swear she came up with it; “Tears are the rinse cycle to the dirty laundry of our souls”, she would often add, “We should never let our laundry pile up to where all we can do is weep.”
Tks again, armyvet10. That’s a pleasant symbiosis. I started my Christmas day with your inspiration and I’m ending my day with your gratitude. I hope Scoop has a New Years Day open thread. This one has been tremendous fun and inspiration.
♫ Merry Christmas to you armyvet10! ♫
Thank you Cindy09, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones as well.
Thanks ABiC, have a Merry Christmas and happy and peacful new year.
Hope everyone here has a fine and blessed Christmas. Try and get some rest, everyone, because we’re going to be facing one heck of a New Year in 2013. But with God’s help and a lot of courage and determination, there isn’t much that we cannot accomplish together. Happy Holidays to all of you out there!
Merry Blessed Christmas Libertyship46.
Joyous Christmas to all. Love my brothers and sisters on TRS.
My Orangefriend! Merry Christmas- if I dont “see” you tomorrow. I hope you have a beautiful day….And take time to enjoy!!!
I still owe you a concert for the front row photos of Ryan! Stay happy!
Merry Christmas my poljunkie friend! If Scoop provides an O/T tomorrow, I’ll be there, otherwise you’ll find me popping on and off on this thread. I’ve a nice new book for my reading enjoyment tomorrow, reflection between chapters, and kitties to groom
My you and your family enjoy this wonderful Christmas holiday.
I’ll most likely pop in to say hello! ☺
♫ Merry Christmas to you poljunkie! ♫
Thank you Cindy!
I posted to you above before I saw this.. Think of this as a second knock on your door with a Christmas Carol.
Wish it could have included a Candy Cane. But a tiny snowman will have to do! ☃
Thank you so much!! Your best wishes are more than welcome and most needed, it’s been a tough year! God bless you, poljunkie!
Merry Blessed Christmas my sweet NY. I hope you and yours have a beautiful day, and a safe and Blessed New Year. xxoxoox
I’m very lucky to have met such a special person as you ABC.
You’re a treasure and blessing Gino.
Merry Christmas Gino. Its been a tough year—but we deserve a a day off tomorrow.
Merry Christmas to you NYGino, you are one of our best!
Merry Christmas Freenca!
I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family. I enjoy all of our little chats!!!
I’ve been looking for you freenca and here you are! Wanted to wish you a special hope that your Christmas will be one you’ll remember and cherish. Thank you for all you do, you have a big heart.
Thank you Gino, and I hope your Christmas is a special one as well! I thought perhaps I had offended you in some way, a while ago, and wanted to set that right , if so. After the election, I sounded off to you and did not mean it at you at all. Just me being frustrated. I apologize most humbly. I do think you’re one of our best!
Dear freenca, I truly have no idea what you are referring to. In no way have I ever felt offended by you, quite the contrary! If you perhaps disagreed with something I said that’s all well and good, we share thoughts and express ourselves on this site and nobody could, or should, agree with anyone all the time.
In any event, you are someone I greatly admire for your wisdom, knowledge and kindness. All is well my dear friend, all is well. Thank you for your sweetness and concern.
Have a Merry Christmas freenca.One of my favorite ladies.God bless you.
Now you’re making my eyes water, unreasonably, my GreenBeret! I think you’re the best ! Be safe and healthy in the celebration of the birth of our Lord and in the coming New Year!!!!!!!
Merry Blessed Christmas freenca. I hope you and your family have a beautiful day. (((()))s
Merry Christmas Gino.
Merry Christmas to you also, Sir. (and thank you)
Looked under my tree for Rshill? But he was no where to be found.
Did he run off with a hot little Elfette?
Knowing the good person Rs is right now he’s probably with his family in a cozy part of his home all playing guitars and singing Christmas carols and he might also be imbibing on a “cheery” hot toddy between songs. Life is good!
Well I’ll belt out a few Christmas carols maybe he will hear me.
Merry Christmas rshill. Pass it on if you see him.
Yum! hot toddy’s. Breakfast of champions.
You can’t hide from us here at TRS!!
We Wish YOU a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Like it or not!!
WE Like you lots!!
And, by the way, Your Chritmas song is lovely!! IMHO!
Merry Christmas Gino!
And all the best to you my friend, Merry Christmas GiantM!
Ahhh, Christmas eve open thread. What a joyous time.
“The Day Before Christmas”
It’s the day before Christmas
and all ’round this site
Not a troll was a-stirrin’.
They all hid in fright.
Why is that, you say,
as you post here and there.
Is it Ken – or K-Bob?
Or is Duckie somewhere?
Yes, all three linger and prowl
while we post as we please.
But the posters themselves
are what cure this disease.
Scoop gave us the venue
to voice our ideals.
And with comments controlled
We’ve no need for appeals.
So, let me say to you all,
To old friends and to new,
May your Christmas be Blessed.
I’ve enjoyed each of you.
Merry Christmas, Scoopers. Have a Blessed Holiday.
May the New Year bring us all a wonderous and new beginning.
Wonderful Nukeman, wonderful!
Have a Blessed Christmas, Gino, to you and yours.
And a big South Florida “ditto” to you my good friend! (Oh! and North Jersey too.)
Aw, Nukefriend, that made me smile! Thank you for that. I hope you and your family have a wonderfully Blessed Christmas my dear friend! xoxoxo
And I hope you do as well. Mine started out great today with a long visit to my darlin’ granddaughter. Tomorrow belongs to Jesus. The more people in which we instill the seeds of the Lord, the better off we will all be. It isn’t an easy task, but one we both know is worthwhile.
Have a Blessed Holiday.
Amen sweet friend. It is not easy- but it’s something I’ll never stop spreading. xoxoxo ((()))s
Between you and ABinC, there’s not a dry eye in my house. Even my furry ones are tearing up as I read your poems aloud.
I hope your entire family has a Blessed Christmas, furry ones and all. I look forward to your insights in the new year.
And to you and yours my Nuke friend!
That was great!
Merry Christmas NM. Thank you for the encouragement thru-out the election season.
I always enjoy our interactions!
Merry Blessed Christmas pol. I hope you and your family have a beautiful day, and a safe and Happy New Year. xoxox
My best bud, AB’s–! Merry Christmas!!!!! Alllll the best for a wonderful Christmas. I hope “the boy” has a blast. AND “mom” (inlaw) next door makes some good stuff.
Have a wonderful and Blessed Holiday, pol. We have a lot of work to do down the road, but having you by our side is a warm and comforting thought. Merry Christmas.
I’ll be here.
You are a gift to us all! As are many others here! Merry Christmas Nukeman60 !
A very Merry Christmas to you, freenca. I hope you have a Blessed Holiday.
As are you my friend! Merry Christmas.
God bless you.
Have a very Merry Christmas.
And a Blessed Christmas to you and your family, mgb.
Way to go Nukeman. Love the poem!
And a Blessed Christmas to you. May you and your family have a wonderful holiday.
Merry Christmas Nukeman!
Merry Christmas, G. Have a Blessed day and a wonderful New Year.
There are many sides to the Nukeman. He is a complicated issue. And evidently, a Poet.
Well, they’ve tried to restrict me from the keyboard, but like the gun bans that don’t work and the meds that are ineffective, I keep typing. After all, my feet are ‘longfellows’.
Merry Christmas, White. I cherish all of your insights.
♫ Merry Christmas to you white531! ♫
♫ Merry Christmas to you nukeman60! ♫
Merry Christmas, Cindy. May you and your family be Blessed this greatest of all holiday seasons.
That’s beautiful Nuke! Merry Christmas, even though there is only two and a half hours left of it.
Well, another holiday season here on the RightScoop.
We’ve had a lot of fun this year….. We’ve laughed (out loud) at each others jokes, listened to each others music, and offered advice with out hesitation.
We’ve shared our concern, apprehension, and our collective sorrow, then faced heart ache together with prayer….
Though with a flip of a switch we’ve, celebrated our highpoints and accomplishments. AND danced behind our keyboards if one of us prospered.
I wish everyone of my fellow Scoopers a very Merry Christmas, and all the joy this Holiday season has to offer.
You mean the world to me.
More tears….unimaginable gratitude for the warmth I have felt from this fantastic community…
I agree. I really wish we could all get together !!!
Would be a blast! How long do you think it would take us to figure out who everybody is just in co-mingling conversations?
Hummmm now that’s an idea I am trying to work on an exchange of colliemum and kin for Piers Morgan…..
Orangeone, You have become one of the ones I look forward to on TRS. You are one of us , NO DOUBT! It IS a GREAT community, as I have come to know. A home for the conservative patriot believers—— And then some !
Bless you freenca. More tears….I too look forward to your posts and enjoy when we are discussing topics together.
It always evokes some tears from me too, when my RightScoop buddies express a sweet thought to me too. As I don’t know any of them personally, that kind of admiration comes from the heart, not political correctness, as is proscribed nowadays in the MSM. somehow it comes as more powerful than a freely given flattery.
What an awesomely beautifully thought out tribute to the rightscoop and rightscoopers!
So many so well expressed meanings of the day’s events, with pathos and mirth. Blessed are they that question, as they seek the advisement devine.
Guess that sentiment makes us all poljunkie junkies!
Why thank you W531! I hope you are having an outstanding Christmas!
A special wish for peace and happiness to Mr RScoop, K-Bob, American BorninCanada….and KeninMontana.
Thank you for taking the time to keep this site up and running so smoothly, and for moderating to keep us unscathed! Sure we all like a little fight, but not repetition and echo’s.
This is my #1 site on the web, and its truly a gift.
♩♫I’m dreaming of a White Christmas…♫♪Just like the one I used to know. ♫♪
Merry Christmas poljunkie!
Good Morning Giant M. Have an awesome Day. Merry Christmas!
Adorable! Thank you for posting this RS.
Merry Christmas Right Scoop and dear Patriots.
Merry Christmas to you also 12grace!!
Thank you dear NY, for your Christmas wishes. I hope that you and your family are enjoying Christmas and will have wonderful blessings year round.
And to you dear Grace. Many, many blessings this Christmas and for the new year that will bring us unexpected joy.
O, I think you for your kind Christmas blessings. And may I offer you and your family all wonderful things this Christmas and year round.
Merry Christmas Grace!
G, I wish you and your family, much light and love this Christmas and year round.
♫ Merry Christmas to you 12grace! ♫
Merry Christmas to you, dear C.
I thought the musical notes were great! smile
You are Adorable 12Grace! You have helped us to see more clearly throughout the year and more.! Your posts are insightful and informed, better than most. I appreciate them greatly!!
Thank you so much for your kind words, F.
Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and your family.
For Congress: Are there no prisons ?
For Democrats: Are there no work camps ? Have you no pride ?
For Republicans: There’s your stipend and not one penny more.
For Conservatives: Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
For Liberals: MERRY CHRISTMAS, I hope that Santa brings you a pound of “I’m offended” and you see and hear “Merry Christmas” allllll day and come across trees and nativity scenes in perpituity
Merry Christmas Darrell and I’ll say an extra Merry Christmas for you if I happen to encounter a liberal tomorrow, which is highly unlikely
Merry Christmas Scooop! And Merry Christmas to all of you who frequent this site and leave such awesome comments!
Happy Blessed Christmas straw man. Hope you have a great day!
♫ Merry Christmas to you straw man! ♫
Before Santa Claus eats me, I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
Merry Blessed Christmas ApplePie!
That was just too darned cute! I’m glad there was an OT tonight. It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by. So many things seem to happen everyday and Scoop is the BEST place to express our views. Thank you Scoop and to all of the moderators! Thank you Scoop friends, as I’ve learned a lot especially from the links that you post.
It seems that everyday there are events that happen that feel like another punch in the gut. We’ve all seen tragedies and shared our anger, sorrows and prayers. But we’re all still here and have hope.
For those that cannot be home for Christmas (especially our Patriots) here’s my gift to you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFGfCn5rKIM
Merry Christmas to all!
Merry Blessed Christmas Maxine. You are a blessing!! I hope you have a beautiful Christmas.
You as well my Duckie friend! I hope you have a joyous day with your family.
Happy Christmas Morning Maxine! Hope your stocking was overflowing.
Looking foward to another year of conversation.
♫ Merry Christmas to you MaxineCA! ♫
That one always makes me emotional, Maxine! Eyes watering and everything! Merry Christmas to you Maxine, you are a Californian like me and have interests like mine to make California a better Republic too.
It’s officially Christmas on the East coast.
Yay!! Can i open my presents now?
God be with all of you.
Tis the night before Christmas, and I’m through on the Net.
Under the covers with the Mrs., is where I’m going to get.
“Feliz Navidad Prospero Año y Felicidad”
For those of you who don’t speak Spanish, that’s (loosely translated),
“Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year”
Merry Blessed Christmas tinlizzieowner.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! In the words of Dickens:
God Bless us everyone. Merry Blessed Christmas to you P! Hope it’s a beautiful one. And a safe and very happy New Year!
Thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
cute, cute, cute.
”For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Merry Christmas all.
Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas wodiej!
Had to say it again! Merry Merry!
God has blessed me abundantly! He has made every day like Christmas for giving me such a precious family here. I love you guys- and hope all have as Blessed of a Christmas!!!! ((())s polsis!!
I concur…I was thinking the same thing, as I re-read the thread.
We just had French toast, and soon some presents.
For dinner later–TACO’s. Cant wait.
I hope you have some good Southern Rock on your new music player. Turn it up!!!
God and Guns baby!! And Strangle Hold Rock on sister!!
Yahooo. One of the things we bought our son was Skynyrd seat covers. He said, mom…… hee hee.
Love God and Guns. One of their best!!!!!!
( I know the guy who claims he inspired the song Skynyrd Nation)
I gotta say pol, that is one of my top songs by them now. I love it. It’s right up there with Simple Man and Live Freebird.
I can just hear that “mo-om!! lol! You’re so cool pol!
Dont forget Tuesdays Gone.
Simple Man is #1 for me, followed by Tuesday’s Gone…Then Curtis Loew. Then…
Wait..do you have a few hours?
Keep Rockin’ girl.
If I ever come to FL for a show, you’re coming with me!
You know whats funny, after I wrote that, I opened a gift from him, and it was a steering wheel cover – Skynyrd – that matched the seat covers!!!!
LOL pol, you make me laugh. Gotta few hours? well yeah actually lol. Everyone’s asleep as usual, so this is my play time.
Yes, Tuesday’s Gone is excellent too- makes me cry, but then so does a lot of stuff.
I need to get some Allman Brothers on here. I’ve got Blue Sky but that’s it so far. I need to get Jessica, Win Lose or Draw and Midnight Rider. I’ve got some good stuff on here though
You made me lol about the steering wheel cover! And yeah, that’d be SO cool to go see them with you!!! YAY! Florida would never be the same lol.
Careful what you wish for !!! I used to frequent the Skynyrd board until it began nearly impossible to log on to. Over the years, We met up with people in various places for shows. Sooo much fun. We went to Oklahoma , MO, NY, NJ, TX, CO. The people were incredible. Still stay in contact with!!! The best show was on New Years In Rhode Island….2 years ago!!! Four of us managed First Row seats. It was a blast. But yeah……….If I come….to FL…youre going. Now all I need is a pocket full of cash!
I love the Allman Bro’s, as well. I saw them in the 90′s.
I didnt make it back online last night. Our son stayed the night. woooo hoo. AND we were playing with his “big gift” …A GPS gadget for his car. He ALWAYS gets lost when he drives out of state to meets. sooo funny.
Couldn’t reply below- but I hope your New Year is a blessed one pol, including one more prosperous. Not just so you can come and get me xoxoxo As for getting lost, my dad used to call me Miss Map, because I have like a GPS built in. I’ve never gotten lost. Even detours in strange cities can’t beat me lol! If you ever need directions, now you know who to come to if your son’s GPS gadget ever breaks down.
Thats hilarious…you map whiz you!!!!
Im pretty good direction wise. But he …well not so much. Its pretty funny, he will be driving out of state and call me and say- I think I should have gone east—not west. can you please check?
This is a riot. A few years back, we went to California for a show. We rented a car, and it came with talking navigation. The show was in the wine country. We knew how to get where we were going, but the return was in the inner city of Oakland.
We had to leave our hotel at 4 am to get the car back, and then get to the airport on time.
I swear this happened…..we were driving along, and pretty much knew our way until right before the Oakland segment-
We turned on the navigation, and it gave us commands…in a regular voice, turn right…follow…THEN when we entered Oakland proper the voice changed to a gum cracking AH Hem, “Lady of the Night” ….The voice was wise cracking, and sounded like she just stepped out of a brothel.
We just looked at each other and cracked up.
When we tell this to people they think we are nuts,
That’s hilarious! I wonder, would that navigation system do redneck or cracker ?
It was bizzare!!!
♫ Merry Christmas to you wodiej! ♫
”If you look for me at Christmas
you won’t need a special star
I’m no longer just in Bethlehem
I’m right there where you are
You may not be aware of me
amid the celebrations
You’ll have to look beyond the stores
and all the decorations
But if you take a moment
from your list of things to do
And listen to your heart you’ll find
I’m waiting there for you
You’re the one I want to be with
you’re the reason that I came
And you’ll find me in the stillness
As I’m whispering your name.”
Merry Christmas! May the Lord be with us and our troops.
Merry Blessed Christmas to you and your precious family Ryan!! God Bless!!!
♫ Merry Christmas to you ryanomaniac! ♫
Merry Christmas scoopers!
Merry Christmas tinker_thinker!
Thank you and I hope yours was wonderful!
Merry Blessed Christmas tinker_friend!!! Hope you have a beautiful day!!
I did, thanks! Bless you and yours!
Merry Christmas to all my fellow scoopers!
Merry Christmas and God Bless you!
The King shall come when morning dawns,
And earth’s dark night is past;
O haste the rising of that morn,
The day that aye shall last.
And let the endless bliss begin,
By weary saints foretold,
When right shall triumph over wrong,
And truth shall be extolled.
And light and beauty brings:
Hail, Christ the Lord! Thy people pray,
Come quickly, King of kings.
The rest here: http://transfigurations.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-king-shall-come-when-morning-dawns.htm
The grace and peace of the Lord be with you, Amen
Amen! That was beautiful. Thank you Conniption friend! Merry Blessed Christmas, Peace and Joy to you!!!
Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will. Luke 2:14
Merry Blessed Christmas gothicreader!
May everyone have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!!! And hopefully a happy new year too.
The greatest gift of all is the birth of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Happy Birthday!!!
Have a Blessed and Joyous Christmas Sober_Brother!!! I hope you have a beautiful day!!
I wish a Merry Christmas to all my friends here at The Right Scoop.
Peace Be With You
And to you Dee. Merry Christmas!
Happy Christmas sDee.
Thank you for being my friend.
And with you Dee!
Merry Blessed Christmas sDee!!! You have been such a blessing!!! ♥ ♥
And the true Gifts of Christmas…
I’m a little late on this, but I hope everyone here has a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.
Thank you BH. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you over the past months. Have a great day.
It’s never too late to say MERRY CHRISTMAS! Bless you today and everyday.
Merry Blessed Christmas to you BikerHoop!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and a safe and very Happy New Year!!
I’m a little late as well but Merry Christmas to all and enjoy…..salute!!!!
Merry Blessed Christmas 1217Chic!!
…a ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ to RS and all those who come to the best Conservative web site on the www.”(period)
Here, here! Merry Christmas
Merry Blessed Christmas LIBERTYUSA!!
GreenBeret and NYGino. I heard you talking about me you whippersnappers!
“A friend loveth at all times” (Proverbs 17:17)
Now I want you to hear me. Let’s see if I can fill your house with some Christmas sounds I wrote, recorded, and (gulp) sang.
Take a dash of “Silent Night”, a pinch of “Away In A Manger”, and add a bushel of “Christmas At My House”, then just click, crank, and let me sing you a song:
Love and Merry Christmas to the entire Scooparium!!!
A very Merry Christmas to you!
one of the first people I met when I happened upon this great place years ago… (along with Persephone!)
You provide me with so much joy (and knowledge thru out the year)!
Have a beautiful holiday.
And a very Merry Christmas to you, ya little cutie!
Thanks for the Christmas present Rs. That’s you, always spreading cheer!
One of my favorites of your music myBear- but then again, I love ‘em all! Merry Christmas mybear!!! ♥ ♥ Have a Beauty and Blessed day!!
A Merry and Happy Christmas to you, rightscoop, and to all you lovely, admirable and excellent scoopers!
It’s afternoon here, and I’m off to visit my neighbours now, but just wanted to look in, and leaving you with this wonderful music, ICYMI:
Happy Christmas back at you. Thank you for always being so positive and warm spirited!
Have a wonderful holiday!
Thank you, poljunkie, and the same back to you!
We had a jolly good time, playing games when I was at my neighbours, lots of music and carols, but I’ve eaten too much, and so has the housewolf …
Yep…me too. AND double for the dogs.
I’ve been making dinner, and they’ve been “watching” to make sure nothing fell on the floor!
Merry Christmas mum! Enjoy your great day, lots of xoxoxoxoxo to you from across the pond. ((((!))))
And a very Merry and White Christmas to you, Orangeone, with lots of love from this side of the Big Pond.
The sun came out this afternoon, with a brisk wind, so everybody was out, happy and cheerful for not being wet for once.
Yeah! Glad to hear the rain has stopped the sun is shining her glory upon you The sun is shining here too and the beautiful snow cover is glistening
It is great to see the sun out – and to see the dogs being happy and not mooching about, wet and miserable looking.
Before we had the blue skies, early this morning just after sunrise, there was a beautiful rainbow when we were out in the park: a reminder of the sign he sent to Noah …
Sweet! I tweeted a beautiful sunrise pix this morning that BlueGood sent me yesterday! I’m trying to get it back to his as a link to post on the open thread.
Merry Blessed Christmas mum!! Hope you have (are having) a beautiful day!!! ((())s sister!!
And the same to you, dear ABiC, with all my love!
There was much music, carols and Handel’s Messiah, there were games being played (gawd, my brain’s not working as fast as the teenies’ brains, gulp, but we did beat them, teeheehee!), and there was too-much-too-eat! There always is …
Have a lovely day with your loved ones – and never mind about eating too much!
I made a big breakfast- southern style Biscuits and gravy, potatoes, eggs and sausage. I’m good until dinner lol!! I am glad you’ve had such a good day- sounds like fun! Glad the sun came out too. It’s warm and sunny here, although I got my sunshine last night. xoxoxo to you mum!!
From one great country to another, have a Blessed Christmas, Colliemum. I look forward to the new year as we together battle the problems that face us on both sides of the ‘pond’.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Merry Blessed Christmas Pip!
****************MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FRIENDS HERE!******************
especially to SCOOP who provides us a place to “express” our “opinions”
I love this place and recommend it to all of my two other friends
I pray hard that 2013 is much better for all of us than 2012 was
ALSO — Please take a moment and LOOK at this wonderful story about the NEWTON, CT. children >>>
Merry Christmas Brother Joe!
Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas, Joe.
I believe in Santa. If you believe in him too, then he must be real. Love your story.
Buon Natale Joe, buon Natale!
Merry Christmas Joe.
Have an awesome day.
Merry BLESSED Christmas Joe!!!!!!!! I hope you have a Beautiful day! You are such a blessing to us!!! xoxoxo ♥ ♥
ABC — YOU are a BLESSING
and keep us in line!
MERRY CHRISTmas to you and your family who are lucky to have YOU!
I love you Joe!! ♥ ♥ You are the blessing. xoxoxo
Its Christmas morning, and this was the only thing in my email (I thought that was strange). Glenn Beck’s Charlie Brown message for Christmas. I think it gives a sense of balance to all that has happened recently. Merry Christmas to all my Scoop family, and Best Wishes for a New Year and a New Beginning for America.
December 25, 2012
I think a lot of people today can sympathize with Charlie Brown in the opening scene of the American TV classic A Charlie Brown Christmas when he admitted that, although the Christmas season had arrived, he was depressed. One look at the news and that state of mind is quite understandable: riots broke out at a mall & a man was shot over the release of new Michael Jordan retro sneakers; police armed with riot gear were needed to break up a fight at a youth football game in California; free condom dispensers are being placed at Philadelphia high schools for the holidays; and of course none of us can shake the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. It’s tough to digest six-year-old children being so violently robbed of their chance to live a full life, and the scars the survivors will carry with them for the rest of their life.
These stories and infinite others like them pummel our sense of “merriment” into submission, leaving us dazed & confused about the world surrounding us. Why did this happen? How could it happen? Where’s God in all of this? Shouldn’t He be doing some serious smiting or something? I wish I had the answer to the how’s and the why’s, but I am not going to pretend to have all the answers. I know we have free will & I know evil exists – but why does something like the Sandy Hook tragedy happen? Simply stated: I do not know.
But let me share with you what I do know: while we live in a fallen world, there is hope. Not a hollow ‘things will get better’ promise based on nothing in particular; but real, true hope. The ultimate proof is the very reason we celebrate Christmas: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
That is the real meaning of Christmas. The message many Christians complain is lost in an onslaught of the winter solstice, holiday trees, stuff, Santa and yet more stuff. And that’s true, but I’ll take it a step further – and this is where non-Christians, atheists, Muslims, Jews, Wiccans and everyone in between can come together: the real meaning of Christmas isn’t just about the baby Jesus. It’s also about what we do with the knowledge of the Christmas story.
Making sure our National Nativity Defense Force is vigorously patrolling manger scenes all across America and bickering with atheists shouldn’t be the extent of our Christianity. We should instead be on the lookout for those in need: the poor, the needy, widows, orphans, loners, the rejected, the suffering, the lost, the angry, the depressed, neighbors, strangers, brothers, sisters, co-workers, friends, and yes even enemies. And we should help and love them because God first loved us. Just doing that alone will shine a giant spotlight of hope into a dark world.
When Charlie Brown’s cast for his Christmas play had lost sight of the real meaning of Christmas, Linus stepped up to the stage and recited this from Luke:
“‘And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 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. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.’”
The message of hope caused the gang to have a change of heart and start loving instead of complaining. My prayer this Christmas is for more people everywhere, believers and non-believers, to be inspired by the Christmas story and the love God showed His people, and for them to pass that love on to others.
I just read that too. I think Linus says it all. Have a Blessed Christmas, White. And a wonderful New Year.
Merry Christmas white531. Loved the post, the line in the article that caused me to think hard was this;
“We should instead be on the lookout for those in need: the poor, the needy, widows, orphans, loners, the rejected, the suffering, the lost, the angry, the depressed, neighbors, strangers, brothers, sisters, co-workers, friends, and yes even enemies.”
I heard a riddle while listening to the T.V. and folding some laundry I was doing, and a person asked “what is the best way for you to defeat your enemy?” Immediately my response was; the best way to defeat your enemy is to make them your friend. This portion of the article resonates this simple philosophy in how we should deal with others even when we are not their friends. Even friends disagree occasionally but seek not each other’s destruction, rather reach for common ground to support us all. Let us keep Christmas in our hearts and seek to help others as best we can.
Merry Christmas to you and all on this Earth.
armyvet, I know you posted this 9 hours ago, but that was at the height of the Christmas celebration. Now that the Christmas festivities are winding down, I felt it was still a comment deserving of a more in-depth reply. This is why. Charity used to be how Americans took care of each other. That is, before the Federal Damned Government became involved.
If there was one thing the Pilgrims did and did well, it was to take care of each other. They saw it as their Christian duty. But it was a different kind of charity than we have now. It was a hand out, as opposed to a handout. There is a difference. It was meant to get you over a hard time, so that you could go on with your life, and continue to be a contributing member of the community. “A leg up,” would be a better phrase for what they did.
Everyone who was healthy, was expected to work. If you or your family fell on hard times, they saw to it you had a warm fire and something to eat. But, they expected you to get over your difficulties and get back to work and take care of yourself.
I guess those four words, “take care of yourself,” exemplify the difference between us and other nations. To take charity when needed, but to get back on your own, as soon as humanly possible. The Democratic Party changed all that.
We have become a nation of people who prefer charity and welfare, to working for our own needs. It has distorted the relationship between those who have, and those who have not.
Americans are still the most generous people in the world. Yet we sometimes don’t know where that generosity is going to end up. We have been witness to the worldwide organizations where the salaries of the company officers eat up most of the money donated to those organizations. We have seen the million dollar homes of the Christian Evangelists, built with the last few dollars of a poor elderly woman, who went without food, so she could write that check. I don’t want to get too melodramatic here, but you know where I am going with this. Charity has become a business. A tax-exempt business, I might add.
How does that affect you and me, when it comes to personal charity? Well, let’s begin with what your Federal Government spends on welfare. About $1.03 Trillion. Medicare, Social Security, Food Stamps, and all the other so-called Safety Net programs, dreamed up and executed by your glorious leaders. Some of you will no doubt argue about the accuracy of those numbers, but let’s say its a lot of money, Ok?
Now if half the people in this country are on some form of government subsistence, with their food free, their rent free, their medical care free, I only have one question.
Why am I still working??? I buy my own food. I own my own home. I pay for my own medical. None of my cars are newer than five years. When they break, I have them repaired, or fix them myself.
Even with all that, when I drive up to a red light, and there’s a guy or gal standing there with a sign that says, “I haven’t eaten in three days,” what am I supposed to do?
I have heard stories that these people make four hundred dollars a week and live in a nice apartment. On the other hand, when I lived in Houston four years ago, there was a woman who worked one of the intersections there, who actually lived in a tent in the woods, not far from the intersection. Who’s the poor person, and who’s the cheat? You see, we don’t really know. Because Charity has become a business, just like any other.
Couple of stories. I never run out of stories. Years ago, coming out of church one time in Phoenix, a street bum, now we call them homeless, was hanging around the church looking for a handout. I gave him some money. One of my sons said, “Dad, why did you do that?” I said, “well, he looked like he needed it.” He said, “Dad, the guy’s a bum! He’s just gonna spend it on a bottle of cheap wine!” We are always trying to educate our children at that young age, so I told him, “Son, that’s between him and God. It is none of my affair.” I don’t think he bought it.
My son was probably right. He probably did in fact, spend the money I gave him, on a bottle of cheap wine. The point of all of this, is that you and I have no way of knowing.
I have a cousin who lives in Kingman. Town northwest of Phoenix. Desert Rat, if there ever was one. Happier, out in the desert, than in his own home. Went to visit him one time around Christmas, several years ago. He said, let’s go cut some firewood tomorrow. I said, sure. Four o’clock in the morning, he wakes me up. It’s twenty-eight degrees outside, an pitch black dark. We load the trucks and head out to the nearby mountains. We start cutting Mesquite, and the branches go into a big bonfire. On the embers of those branches, the women in the party put iron skillets in the coals and cooked breakfast and made coffee. Only in Arizona.
After breakfast, we loaded all the Mesquite firewood into several trucks. My cousin took one of the trucks and headed off in a different direction from home. I asked him where he was going. Turns out, he was headed to a remote residence, occupied by two seniors, who although they still lived on their own, had lost the ability to take care of themselves. He evidently made this journey about every two weeks, and delivered not only firewood, but other basic things this old couple depended on. Without his deliveries, they would have had to move into town, probably to some miserable care center.
Just so you know, my cousin is about the crustiest bastard you are likely to find in northern Arizona. He drinks beer for breakfast. He also delivers toys he has collected, to a small town in Mexico. Makes the trip at least once a month, in an old Chevy truck that has seen better days. They love him down there in that small town. They call him, “Santa del Norte.” Santa Claus from the North.
You never know where charity comes from. It is a part of all of us. I have no real knowledge of such things, but I believe it is Christ within us, that makes us feel compelled to do these things. Perhaps you have a better answer for the way ordinary people feel compelled to help those less fortunate. I believe it is simply the goodness in our souls, that we were born with. The empathy we feel, for all the others who are on the same journey we are.
There is life, and there is death. It is only what you occupy your time with between those two unavoidable extremes, that measures you, as a human being.
And that is why we celebrate Christmas. God Bless each and every one of you. Try to make a difference, while you are here.
Well said whitefriend. I couldn’t help but notice your reply to your son though- about giving money to the “bum”. You’re right. You see a person before you, dirty, homeless, destitute- it’s in our nature to want to help a person, even if deep down we believe they will take the money and do something foolish with it. But, it’s true- what he does is between him and God.
We can’t ever know where our tithes and charity will end up. I haven’t been able to give much by way of money these past few years because we’ve been out of work, but when I used to give, I sometimes wondered if the money would be going to the people or to the pockets of those running the charities. I would say a prayer as I sent it, for it to be used for something good, knowing that whatever happened to it, was between the people asking for it, and God.
Now, if I do have an extra dollar or 2, I find a way to give in different ways which will help someone, or give to something in my community. That’s what’s been the hardest about the crappy economy- not being able to give as much.
I have to be creative now. But I pray it’s still enough to change someone even in a small way, to know Jesus loves them too.
Sorry, going way long again. Didn’t mean to go on so. But your words touched me. xoxo
Jesus doesn’t watch your actions. Only other mortal beings watch your actions. Jesus watches your thoughts.
I have to be careful here. I am the biggest sinner among you. But I’m working on getting better.
He knows our thoughts yes. We’re all sinners mywhitefriend. He is working on us, but we’re still works in progress. It’s encouraging to know we can come to Him just as we are… He’s the One who cleans us up xoxoxoxo
“we can come to Him just as we are.”
I don’t think you can find a statement in Scripture, as pure as that one.
Salvation is so simple, when you think about it.
I am sure some of you wish we would move on, and get away from all this.
In due time. This is still an open thread. One of the best posted by The Right Scoop.
There is enough ugliness in America, these days, that you can tolerate a little religion.
If not Religion, at least decency. Can we at least have decency?
A pastor in Texas said once, “Every religion in the world except Christianity is spelled ‘D-O,’ only Christianity is spelled ‘D-O-N-E.’”
People need to think about that. So many (or more truthfully, all) of the world’s religions have conditions attached, works that must be done before one can be pure enough to attain whatever, paradise, oneness, universal whatever, nirvana… It is only Christ that offers to take us as we are, and by believing on Him. He has already saved us… we only need to acknowlege Him and accept His gift.
“Since no man is excluded from calling upon God the gate of salvation is open to all. There is nothing else to hinder us from entering, but our own unbelief.” John Calvin
And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Jesus (Matt. 11:28)
Thanks for the reply, as for the stories; well we all have ours to tell. I have said this to others and perhaps even through posts at various times throughout the year. Charity is our chance to help ourselves by helping others. Mathew 25: 35-40 best tells us why we do what we do for others, even our enemies. We control nothing of what anyone will do with a gift; we can only believe that God placed us there in their pathway for a reason. It may not be our effort that helps someone to get back on their feet, but at least we can be the stone upon which they take their first step back from the abyss of this world’s despair. My daughter has asked me why I put money in the kettle for the Salvation Army every year at this time. My reply is always the same, “Because someone somewhere needs a hand up.” I have given road side people money and thought what will they do with it, the peace of mind I get through God, conscience or my heart tells me that no matter what happens with my gift at least an effort was made to treat this individual as a person and not a statistic. Have a blessed evening; I must get the wife and daughter to bed for the night. With all of the posts I have read and replied to, I have much reflecting to do. Perhaps in conversation with our heavenly father, enlightenment will come upon me, if not, then I will continue to seek his counsel until he feels I am ready.
God bless us all in our travels here on Earth and on our way home.
Well said, armyvet. We are all on the same journey, and all have the responsibility for arriving at the same destination. God Willing.
Somehow, not only for Christmas,
but all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
-John Greenleaf Whittier
To your enemy . . .forgiveness,
To your opponent . . .tolerance.
To a friend . . . your heart.
To a customer . . . service.
To all men . . .charity.
To every child . . . a good example
To yourself . . .respect
God Bless mywhitefriend! Have a beautiful Blessed Christmas. ((()))s
And you are the joy that came back.
Oh whitefriend, you have a way with sweetness!! I’ve gotten so much joy, more than I deserve in Blessings, but I am SO grateful. God is SO good and Glorious!! Have a Beautiful Christmas evening dear friend. ((()))s ♥ ♥
A very Merry Christmas to to all Right Scoopers! May peace (or the force) be with you!
Merry CHRISTmas everyone!
CHRISTmas just wouldn’t be the same without a CHRISTmas song sung by David Phelps….enjoy my frineds.
David Phelps Sings “Oh, Holy Night”
Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful song
Merry Merry Blessed Christmas stage9!! I hope you have a beautiful day! Thank you for the song- it’s my favorite Christmas song. Beautiful…
A couple of links you might enjoy opening on Christmas.
Kitty Cats… http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid621950116001?bckey=AQ~~%2cAAAAAGfncP4~%2cGEGqcvZXqq-10O9kiblOp3u1Y4HDxYAG&bctid=1845844183001#.UJxwV3YFAlE.email
Now those are kitties! That one leap took my breath away…..
I got a Kindle Fire HD, some warm hunting socks, a bunch of Winchester rifled slugs for my 12 gauge, a “Fun” CD and a “Jason Mraz” CD. Good music. My wife and I together got a Wii finally and some games to go with it. She also got an Apple I-Pod Touch. I’ll have to post here a little later with the new Kindle just to see if it works right.
It’s 26F and snowing here in North Michigan. A White Christmas as usual
Happy Birthday Jesus !
…And one more Merry Christmas to my cherished Scoop-friends.
Sounds like Santa was good to you.
We havent opened any gifts yet. Its only 9:45 and gone are the days of our son waking at daylight. We’re just glad he spent the night! Nice to have someone in his room.
We have a Wi. Rs.
Our son, and my hubby and I- like to play the sports on it. He whips us in the bowling and tennis!
Its fun to make the players resemble yourself.
I’m wearing my Marine cap (didn’t have any Green Berets lol- maybe next Christmas ) listening to some excellent tunes on my MP3 Gonna go out shortly and hang up the new Gadsen flag and Stars and Stripes to replace our old ones. It’s low 80s and sunshine. I do miss snow though on Christmas. Enjoy it myBear!!
Indian River, MI, one of my most favorite places on Earth. Not a UP, but close, Merry Christmas, Rshill7.
Our favorite place is Mackinaw Island. Indian River is quite popular. You are right. It’s a such a cool place. Here’s a little video about Indian River: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PolsXfHkPeE
Happy New Year Suzyqpie !
Wow that was fun, thanks. What a treat, the whole family enjoyed seeing all the houses and places along the river that we all recognized. Happy New Year Rshill7, again thank you.
Christmas Lights From Around The World.
Take a moment to enjoy the magic of Christmas.
Forgive me, but as 2012 winds down, I keep looking for stories in the news that are uplifting to the spirit. The bad stuff will be back with us soon enough.
I found this very poignant one that every parent has gone through, about preserving the mystery of Christmas to their children. Not the religious side, but the Santa side. Too long to post here, but here’s the link:
Merry Christmas to all at TRS.
Merry Christmas to you!!
A very Merry Christmas to all my friends and fellow patriots. May we all be at peace today.
Merry Blessed Christmas toon!!!!!! Hope you and your family have a beautiful day!!!
Peace and Love to you Toon, today and always. Have a Blessed Christmas.
Here is a whimsical column by Michael Medved that gives us a way to ease away from the Holiday Season, and back into the realm of the political arena.
Santa is a Conservative. Yes, you heard me right.
Battered by electoral disaster and a withering budget fight, Republicans should rally their disheartened troops by reclaiming the most beloved figure in American life as one of their own: yes, Santa is a conservative!
Merry Christmas to all normal people!
May GOD be with you.
To hell with members and sympathizers of communist/socialist utopia!
May devil be frying you forever! :—]
Jesus teaches us to love thine enemy. I shall wish ‘hope and change’ to all those afflicted with Obamial pneumonia and progressivitis, no matter how far gone they are. Merry Christmas, John. Have a Blessed holiday.
This is so perfect for me since I am spending Christmas with my granddogs this year.
Merry Christmas and may all of you have the joy of being loved the way a dog can love you.
I don’t know how many of you remember Baby Adam, a child who was deformed and abandoned in India, but miraculously taken in by an amazing and loving couple, who gave him the necessary surgeries to save and better his life.
Well, I was one of so many that donated to the Baby Adam Fund at UNC Chapel Hill, NC back then, and yesterday I received a beautiful Christmas card from them, showing a picture of Adam and an update on his progress:
Adam has recently discovered his shadow! Everywhere he goes he looks for his shadow – often asking for a flashlight to create his own shadow. He looks around to find where the light is coming from, then raises his arms and tilts his head, following the light to his shadow. All that he does is beyond what we could have asked for.
We see in Adam’s life how God can make beauty out of ashes.
P.S. – Adam and family will return to UNC in the Spring of 2013 for his next team evaluation and staged surgeries.”
Just another indication of the power of God and the wonders of the love that Jesus taught us. Merry Christmas and thank God for people like Raja and Jessica Paulraj. May there always be the light of the Lord shining through.
AW!!!!! That is excellent Nukefriend!! I remember Adam! How precious!! God is an Awesome God, and He loves us so much. He never ceases to amaze me and humble me at the same time with the way He works. xoxoxoxo
Keep those examples of God’s grace coming, Nuke. They never grow tiresome.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!!
Back ‘acha Cindy! Hope today is Happy and bright!
Very cute. Merry Christmas All.
The real Person of the Year: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/12/friday-afternoon-roundup-gun-control-in.html
I do agree, Conniption, but these would be my pick: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Photos+of+Benghazi+4&FORM=IQFRBA&view=detail&id=7AF9EA3FA014765F0B1F6600DCCFDFBCF5B6AABB#
As I was sitting here at my computer enjoying a glass of Chardonnay, and “A Romantic Christmas,” by John Tesh, a thought suddenly came to me.
All those puppies are Canadian!
God help us! We’ll never hear the end of it from AmericanborninCanada and BlueGood.
Makes me want them even more, and I’m only a drive away from the border
lol. Aw there’s cute American puppies too! Maybe not so cool, but cute
I wish all of you a Merry Christmas. Our back and forth helps so much and gives me hope for a Happy New Year!
I hope you had a Blessed Christmas hongryhawg! Have a happy, and safe New Year! We’ve got a lot to do.
You are so right. Whenever I feel like just throwing up my hands and saying to H with it, I remind myself that that is exactly what they want. So, I plan to double down this year. I’m not whimpering and I know, from your posts, you aren’t either. Here we go!!
Couldn’t reply down below for some reason, but That’s the spirit my friend!! We’ll fight the good fight, the best we can or die trying.
Back at you, hongryhawg. I agree. The mix is good.
I find it rather peculiar that we don’t hear from Sarah much anymore…has she or her family been threatened…?
I don’t think so, Kelly. I think they just consider the Christmas Season a family thing, absent of Politics. Wait until January. The first stupid thing Obama does, she’ll be all over it. Along with Michelle Malkin.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!
I look forward to a New Year with all my fellow Scoopees!