Christmas time has always been my favorite time of the year. It’s the time of year for celebrating the birth of the Christ, for family, and for holding on to hope. Growing up I was blessed to be a part of a large family. Each Christmas Eve we would come together at my grandparents house, sit down at a large dinner table, eat, drink, and be merry. After we were finished eating the kids would scamper off to the living room and wait for the adults to finish what they were doing so we could exchange our gifts. It was a time of laughter and love; a time when life was much simpler. No cell phones. No video games. Just family, love, and laughter. I often find myself looking back on those wonderful times wishing they never came to an end. But such is life. People grow up and move away to start their own lives, their own memories.
For me this time of year isn’t about presents or company Christmas parties. It isn’t about home decoration contests or shopping. It’s about God and family. It’s about how we treat each other. It’s about reminding me that each of us has a piece of God in us. That we should strive to help each other, love one another, and be good to each other because in the end that’s what the message of Jesus was all about. It’s about shoveling an elderly lady’s sidewalk when there no one else to help. Or donating time to help those in need. It’s about selfless acts of kindness that come with no strings attached. Those are the greatest gifts we can give to each other because they are gifts that come from the heart. They are gifts of love and they leave their mark forever. When I look back at those Christmas Eves with my family, I don’t remember the presents or the stuff. I remember the love and the laughter. Gifts that I will always keep in my heart; gifts that won’t wear out or I will never get tired off. Gifts that each of us should be re-gifting. I guarantee they will always be remembered. Now on to the links.
Below are links to outstanding conservative articles. Please take a few moments to check them out. These good people work hard each day to bring you the truth so if you can afford it hit their tip jars if they have them. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs. .
A Conservative Teacher: 6 Ways to Help Prevent School Shootings
Ace of Spades: Confirmed: John Boehner Is In Over His Head. Way Over His Head
Adrienne’s Corner: Wild Bill: How to stop gun violence…
America’s Chronicle: Boehner: Reversing the Obama Trap Over The Fiscal Cliff
American Glob: Greg Gutfeld Weighs In On Racism At The New York Times
American Perspective: Hire A Vet, Save A School
America’s Watchtower: Gunrunner: Were ATF agents personally running guns into Mexico?
ARRA News Service: The Deceitful Exploitation of a Nation’s Grief
Atlas Shrugs: Anwar al-Awlaki leading Muslim prayers on Capitol Hill, 2002
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Serf City, Here We Come
Blog de KingShamus: Guns Crime Facts, Gun Crime Feelings
Breitbart: NBC’s David Gregory Bashes NRA Chair Over ‘Common Sense’
BUNKERVILLE: Sweet Mama Dog Interacting with a Beautiful Special Child
Catholibertarian: Does Hollywood Need To Rethink Its Relationship To Violence?
Capitol Commentary: Regarding the “Gun Debate” Only Dishonesty Coming from Democrats
Conservatives on Fire: Hollywood’s Political Agenda
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Liberals Threaten NRA with Death, Forgets That Clinton Made Same Suggestion
COMMON CENTS: The 50 Best Viral Videos Of 2012
Doug Ross@Journal: UTOPIA: Government-Run Health Care At Its Finest
Eye of Polyphemus: What I Have Learned About Healthy Weight Gain
Fuzzy Logic: Guns: The Defenseless Shouldn’t Be Defenseless
Hot Air: What’s the greatest Christmas movie of all time?
iOwnTheWorld: Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Meltdown – Boehner’s ‘Plan B’ Implodes As Conservatives Say No
Laughing Conservative: Cartoon: Christopher Weyant
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Waiting for Roger Cohen’s mea culpa on Muslim Brotherhood
Libertas and Latte: Sheepdogs
Liberty At Stake: The Four Things Left Wing Politicians Will Never Be Able to Outlaw
Libertarian Republican: Good times and Christmas cheer brought to you by…
Maggie’s Notebook: What Happened When Guns Banned in Australia
Manhattan Infidel: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
Mind Numbed Robot: The Islamification of the US Military
Moonbattery: The Thanks Swedes Get for Turning Over Their Country
Motorcitytimes: The ‘normalization of cruelty’ in UK health system
NUKE’S: They don’t talk much about Joel Myrick
Pirate’s Cove: NY Times Really Upset Over Concealed Carry Laws
Politics et al: Is America Now Run By Angry Adolescents?
Political Clown Parade: There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays
Political Realities: Liberal Hate Speech Over Gun Control
Proof Positive: The Impassioned Testimony of a Shooting Survivor
Randy’s Roundtable: The Cure For Gun Violence?
Right Klik: Nothing to Fight For
Right Truth: What Christmas Means For The World
Say Anything Blog: Hennen Column: North Dakota Is Blessed This Christmas
Spellchek: Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB) report analysis
teresamerica: What Child Is This?
Texas Conservative News: Outstanding! – Christmas Flash Mob by Journey of Faith
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: THE MADNESS MAY SOON RETURN
The BLAZE: Obama to Boehner: ‘You Get Nothing — I Get That for Free’
The Camp Of The Saints: ‘An Ayn Rand Christmas’?!?
The Classic Liberal: Boehner and Obama Want to Raise Your Taxes for Christmas
The Daley Gator: How pathetic is the Left?
The Foundry: 12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: The Independent Payment Advisory Board
The Lonely Conservative: Yes, Virginia, Obama Is A Socialist
THE OTHER McCAIN: ‘How Dare You Let Your Mental Illness Disturb My Gun-Control Narrative?’
The Reaganite Republican: Advanced 3-D Printing Technology on the Verge of Making Gun Control ‘Impossible’
THE rightscoop: Ted Nugent smacks down Piers Morgan on gun control
The TexasFred Blog: Judge: Bring back federal assault weapons ban
Theo Spark: “Turn Around America!” – Wild Bill
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: Mental Illness vs. Guns
TOTUS: Where the Mayans Failed, will Obama Succeed?
Virgina Right: WHAT we all SHOULD DO: GET INVOLVED LOCALLY!
What Would The Founders Think: The Campaign Is Over
WESTERN HERO: Saturday Sessions: Christmas
WyBlog: I’ll give up my guns when Michael Moore and all the other liberals give up theirs
Zilla of the Resistance: Happy Post-Non-Apocalypse!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night…
Thanks for all the great articles. We would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!