Friday, December 31, 2004

Happy New Year!!

Some good advice for 2005....

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Man of the Year

He gets my vote....

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Kwanzaa

More about Kwanzaa....

United Nations

The U.N. touches a nerve.....

Immigration

Even though I am a fan of President Bush, I do not agree with his immigration policy....

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The Federalist


This is a scene from one of my favorite websites, The Federalist.
http://federalist.com/ Posted by Hello

Monday, December 27, 2004

Saturday, December 25, 2004

White House Christmas


Wouldn't it be nice if we could all have our houses decorated like the White House? Posted by Hello

For more photos, click here...

Friday, December 24, 2004

A Victory for the Unborn

Yea,Florida judge! ...

Call the ACLU!!

The Presidential Christmas card has a Bible verse on it....

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Too Good To Be True....

You knew Kerry never could pull off being a gracious loser...

Radical Islam

It is spreading in Europe. Maybe when a European country has a 9/11, they will rethink their stance on the war on terror.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

The Christmas Story

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from CaesarAugustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold,an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them,'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, 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, good will toward men!' So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another,'Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.' And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them bythe shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them." (Luke2:1-20)

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Merry Christmas!!

I have gone out of my way this year to wish people a Merry Christmas! If they want to say Happy Holidays to me, that is their problem.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Armor

The vehicles did have armor. The reporter gave false information to the soldier....

Friday, December 17, 2004

The Meaning of the Candy Cane

Many years ago, a candy maker wanted to make a candy that would symbolize the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus. The hard candy was shaped like a "J" to represent that Jesus is our rock of all ages. The candy was made of white to stand for the pureness of Jesus. The red represents the blood that Jesus shed to save us from our sins. So next time you see a candy cane, take a minute to remember the real meaning of Christmas.

Thursday, December 16, 2004


What a class act! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Vox Blogoli VI

I am responding to the challenge at www.hughhewitt.com regarding the Newsweek article questioning the historical accuracy of the virgin birth of Christ. I am not a Bible scholar although I am a lifelong Christian. I found this wonderful article that I do think is a great defense of the virgin birth.

In the Newsweek article, the author Meacham speaks of early Christians as "superstitious and backward." I think this explains a lot of the article. Meacham sees evangelical Christians of today as the same, not sophisticated like he and his elite media crowd.

The author then talks about Mary having an adulterous affair with Panthera (a soldier) written by someone named Celsus. He questions the accuracy of the gospel writers and quotes someone named Celsus. How many people are familiar with the gospels versus someone named Celsus?

I don't want to make this too long, but it is my view that the reason for this story is to cast doubt on the Christian faith during the Christmas season. While this author claims to be a Christian, this article shows his cynicism.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Christmas Thoughts from Ronald Reagan

"God gives us moments that lift us and that bring us together. For many of us, Christmas is a deeply holy day, the birthday of the promised Messiah, the Son of God who came to redeem our sins and teach us that most needed of all lessons, 'Peace on Earth, good will among men. 'For others of us, Christmas marks the birth of a good, great man, a prophet whose teachings provide a pattern of living pertinent to all times and to all people. Either way, his message remains the guiding star of our endeavors. I guess we all have our own favorite Christmas memories, for this is the time of year when most of us try to be better than our everyday selves. For the past few years in this great house,I've thought of our first real Christmas as a nation. It was the dark and freezing Christmas of 1776, when General Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware. They and Providence gave our nation its first Christmas gift -- a victory that brought us closer to liberty, the condition in which God meant man to flourish. It always seems to me that Christmas is a time of magic. Each December we celebrate a Prince, the Prince of Peace, born in utter poverty. And the fact of his birth makes hearts turn warmest at the coldest time of the year. Many of us do good at this time; most of us all mean to, but sometimes good intentions get lost in the hurry and bustle of the holiday season. ...One of the great messages of this season is that it's never too late to touch a life and maybe change the world forever for someone. ...So, now I light the Nation's Christmas tree. May its thousand lights illuminate our best resolves and cast a great glow on our affection for each other, and our thanks for each other, and our love." --Ronald Reagan

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Values

When is someone going to tell the Democrats that having a job or health insurance is not a value???

Violence

It's scary to know violence like this can happen in my neighborhood....

Friday, December 10, 2004

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Sad News

Normally, I don't write too much about myself here. I write more about my opinions on current events. I did not post yesterday as I received the news that my almost 17 year old poodle is in the beginning stages of renal failure. There are treatments available, but it is still a progressive disease. Many people think it is silly to get so emotional over a pet, but mine has been a faithful friend since he was 3 months old. It is frightening to begin this journey into the unknown...

Update: My dog is responding to the IV therapy. Now I just have to learn to administer his IV myself. The things we do for our pets....

Monday, December 06, 2004

American History

I was listening to Sean Hannity interview Vince Gill this afternoon. Sean questioned Vince about defending the Dixie Chicks. Sean specifically mentioned how they criticized George Bush overseas. Sean said that if it was not for the US, some of those countries might be speaking other languages. Vince replied that one could not expect a 25 year old woman to know the history of our country. Really??

Bye Bye Berry!

Good Riddance!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Vanderbilt

Sadly, my formerly conservative alma mater is becoming increasingly "politically correct"...

Ann Coulter

I've mentioned before in my blog that Ann Coulter is one of my favorites. She definitely has a sharp tongue, but she gets right to the point. Here is her latest column about Condoleeza Rice.

Update: How interesting that someone left a comment for me on Blog Explosion (along with a nasty rating) saying that Ann Coulter is a bigot! Her whole column defends Condoleeza Rice as a competent candidate for Secretary of State. Guess they have a different definition of bigot than me!

Iraq War

After rhetoric like this, you would think Democrats would understand why voters don't feel comfortable with them being in charge of the military....

Kwanzaa

I had never paid much attention to Kwanzaa before last year when I learned some interesting information about the founding of this "holiday". It's amazing how with a little marketing, people can turn something questionable into something respectable!

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Funny George Bush

In Ottawa on Tuesday, he thanked Canadians for a warm welcome.

"I, frankly, felt like the reception we received on the way in from the airport was very warm and hospitable, and I want to thank the Canadian people who came out to wave - with all five fingers."

Friday, December 03, 2004

Baltimore

I just returned home this evening after a business trip to Baltimore. Brrrrrrrr! It's good to be home in Florida.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Christianity and Politics

I found this article to be quite interesting. It explores the role of the church and politics. What I like about it is the tone. Most people would refer to me as a "right wing Republican", however I have friends who don't share the same beliefs as I do. I debate with some of them frequently. However we keep a civil tone! I refuse to discuss anything with people who get vitriolic. I am open to different ideas as long as they are backed up with FACTS, not just emotion!