The Meaning of Christmas

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I think with all of the retail chains in the World pushing the Christmas Season to the early part of October we are beginning to lose the true meaning of Christmas. I often sit and wonder how many children only think of Christmas as a day they receive gifts? We as a nation have somehow pushed the true meaning of Christmas out of our houses and away from our young people’s way of thinking about this Holiday.

When I was younger I remember that we would spend sometime at our church giving thanks for Christ. We gave thanks for the new beginning and for a special person who was born onto this earth to help save us from our own sins. Now don’t get me confused with some kind of guy who pushes religion onto people. I just think it is important to keep passing down the message and the real reason the we celebrate Christmas.

Even the act of giving is a sign of someone giving to us a better way of life. We see many of our local churches closing their doors because the attendance is so low. And I know we don’t have to go to church to pray if this were the case we would all be packing the churches every night before bed time.

So this Holiday time over Christmas sit down with a book with pictures and talk to your young children about the true meaning of Christmas and maybe just maybe they will pass it along to your grandchildren?

Merry Christmas to all and to all and Good Night!

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Winter Coming Late This Year

It’s funny to live in PA and see our winter season really just begin in January. Living here all my life I have seen some pretty bad winters and most of the time we begin in early November. But we have been spared the bitter cold of November and December and enjoyed some pretty nice weather. We even had some nice day’s that I pulled the motorcycle out and had some good long rides without freezing my back side off the bike. So I have to wonder now will the cold last longer into the spring? Time will only tell what we might be in for.

Now with all the Christmas decorations put away we all are looking for the return of the birds and the warm sunshine on our faces. I look at our pool out back under it’s winter cover and think of those day’s and warm evening that should be right around the corner. It is sad that the kids didn’t have much snow so far to ride their sleds. But instead they have been riding their new Christmas bikes. I guess they were just as happy either way. We all shall wait now and watch, taking sometime to shine up our motorcycles and get ready for the warmer weather to return.

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