Selfless people ‘saved Christmas’
I don’t usually air this information, mostly because it’s terribly embarrassing, but here goes:
My family is not doing well financially. I’m telling this only to let everyone know of wonderful Christmas prayers that have been answered.
I applied for Christmas help for my kids everywhere, hoping to salvage the holiday for them. Little did I know, everywhere would help us.
I got gifts through the Angel Tree at St. Joseph’s Hospital. I also received a voucher to purchase clothing at Meijer from the Goodfellows. I received a Walmart gift card for food from the Salvation Army and then toys from the Marine’s Toys for Tots. Everyone was so nice. I had to hug the Marine who took me around. I walked out crying and felt I needed to let people know of the generosity that’s been bestowed upon my family.
I’m amazed! Everyone has been so kind to me.
This is my public thank you to these organizations and to all who support their cause. Due to these selfless groups (and my mom), my kids will have the best Christmas ever.
If any of you donate in the future, please consider these organizations. They’ve saved Christmas in my home. I’ve been truly and overwhelmingly blessed.
Jesus’ birth remains reason for season
The Christmas season amazes me. There is charity, a desire to bestow gifts on loved ones, and unique festivities.
In spite of over-commercialization and attempts to eliminate its overt spiritual messages, there is only one reason for the season: the birth of Jesus.
Whether one accepts or rejects the story of the miraculous birth of Jesus, it always remains the reason for the Christmas season. Without it, there would be no Christmas holiday celebration. Without it, the Christmas holiday celebration will eventually fade away.
What reason remains to continue a celebration such as this without the message of the birth of Jesus? I hope that you have a joyous, merry and blessed Christmas!
Charles A. Layne
What exactly is ‘true image of Christmas?’
As the holiday season approacheth, we hear much of the appearance of snow for a “white Christmas.” However, I ask you, is snow the true image of Christmas?
I have seen many images of Christmas, images that depict “the three wise men,” their camels, Joseph and Mary, the manger, the Christ Child and the manger in the stable in Bethlehem.
One can only remark upon viewing these images, “Where’s the snow?”