Don’t Forget It Is Christmas Everyday

Of course I am talking about the real reason for the season. Not the shopping,food, and time off most of us are blessed with. That is right, everything we think we have, we do not own, but instead, we are allowed to borrow.
People do not own houses or cars, planes and trains. Rather, God has loaned them to us. Everything we think are ours, are really his. Of course, I often forget about this, but at some point He reminds me, and everyone else.
Think about how much stress is relieved from our daily lives when we see our possessions as gifts? A gift is something that you are not expecting. Sometimes they are items you think you don’t need, and best of all: gifts are something you do not pay for.
If I person loses their home to foreclosure, they have not lost anything, but have instead gained more freedom of their lives.
Think about this: Thousands of home loans were “given” to people, by the government who forced banks to make loans to people who did not qualify. These people then bought homes, often through federal programs. Then, the same government allowed for the entire housing, and banking system to fail. Our government was a god to many, many people. These people trusted a false god.
By losing their houses, and faulting on the loans, they actually received a gift from God. Owing large amounts of money, people place themselves into indentured servitude. You are owned by the institution who loaned you the money. Look how our federal government has been enslaving people for years under entitlement, social programs, education grants, and home loans?
Even if some people do not believe in a god, they should be able to see the evil that is produced by federal dependency. They should, but many don’t.
Well, I did not intend this post to take this direction, but as we bloggers know, the threads often seem to write themselves, and they seem only to borrow our fingers.
Merry Christmas to all every day, and may God Bless all of you.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wayne2008sblogsite
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 13:27:38

    The material world is the temporal world. Throughout history where urbanized man existed there have been welfare programs through charity and governments. The Roman Empire had a welfare program for the citizens in the larger cities which included food,wine and other commodities.

    There will always be the poor and welfare programs to help those in need. I’m all for a welfare program for those who have fallen on hard times, but I agree with you in stopping generations of citizens who can help themselves but would rather just live on the welfare programs. I suggested they learn a trade and also a program to help them relocate outside the Urban areas.

    We are in a Second Great Depression and 48% of American citizens are struggling to make ends meet. If there was any time for more welfare it is now, until the jobs return and the economy gets back to normal.

    The housing and credit markets are used by the Federal Reserve to create bubbles,recessions and depressions, now the very wealthy will buy up those large businesses which are failing as the European financiers are doing so now.

    Throughout the last century since the FED was created, the FED has inflated the credit markets and the commodity markets creating bubbles, that is how the very wealthy continue to stay wealthy by taking advantage of the recessions….buying at low prices and then selling at high prices. It’s only going to get worse next year as the inflation for all of the Trillions of dollars printed will bust our economy once again.

    Obama is holding back $1 trillion dollars which he will flood the markets with the monopoly money, expanding the bubble even more and causing higher inflation so the European wealthy can buy up America. You already knew about Obama owning two businesses in Europe.

    “Americans became the sheep for the shearing…once again “


  2. Addie
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 01:34:03

    I love how you linked that one social/political (however one categorizes it) issue to Christmas time. After reading your post, I began to see ‘it’ in a new light. And I’m not even American.

    Also, someone once defined the meaning of the word ‘gift’ to me. She said, when you say gift or better yet your gift to someone, it means something that you have worked so hard to acquire and intend to give to someone for free. Without expecting anything in return. It’s exactly the reason why despite having to go all the bother of wrapping gifts (which I am really not good at), seeing your loved ones unwrap them and their faces lighting up is the greatest pleasure ever.


  3. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 11:17:35

    Wayne, all I will say is that the more the federal government has become involved in our lives, the worse off this nation has become. People, not the federal government should be the ones to help those in need.


  4. wayne2008sblogsite
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 12:15:48

    I understand what your position is already. The federal government was created for the people and by the people. If you go back to the last Great Depression, none of these programs existed and millions of Americans died for lack of healthcare,homes or starvation,kids became orphans and there was no work just as there is now in most parts of the nation.

    America has since learned from the American war against the poor. America at that time had elected their representatives to congress and all had agreed to aid for the less fortunate and created the Social Security Act.

    I would rather see the American tax money going to help the less fortunate in America than to feed the coffers of other nations. Any other time other than this Second Great Depression would your opinion be balanced, but not why 48% of Americans are struggling to survive, without that Federal government aid our nation would be much worse….think about all of the business who take in Foods Stamps,Govt. funded health care,Unemployment checks and Social Security checks those business would be really hurting if not bankrupted without that aid, and the tax coffers of states and local governments would be much, much worse without the taxes from those who received government assistance.


  5. wayne2008sblogsite
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 20:55:06

    Jheaton, no offense to you but maybe when you say Government, I respectfully separate our military from the domestic policies of the progressive left. Though I agree with welfare,government healthcare and food stamps for those in need and even shelter,clothing. I would have said cars but those humans got two feet, depending the miles per day.
    UGH! I think I might be moderate conservative…………:-(


  6. wayne2008sblogsite
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 21:05:20

    Addie, what kinds of foods come from the Phillipines?


    • Addie
      Dec 27, 2011 @ 22:13:36

      Lots of meat dishes (Kare-Kare, Pork/Chicken Adobo, etc.). If you decide to visit the PH, you might not want to miss ‘Balut’. Best culinary treat ever. 😀


  7. wayne2008sblogsite
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 22:26:26

    Hmmm! sounds great, though you’re a dish yourself. I’ll make sure to get that other dish you told me of when if ever I go to the Phillipines…..:-)


    • Addie
      Dec 27, 2011 @ 23:48:14

      “…though you’re a dish yourself” – LOL not sure what that means.
      Some foreigners complain about our dishes being too salty or too sweet, though.


      • The Conservative Hill Billy
        Dec 28, 2011 @ 08:36:34

        Addie, when a dude says a lady is a “dish”, it is a compliment on her looks. So what does “kumusta” mean? I am not going to get popped in the grill I hope. This mean I am not going to get slapped. 🙂

      • Addie
        Dec 28, 2011 @ 09:10:03

        No. Nobody’s getting slapped. Kumusta is just our way of saying “how are you/how’s it going” – conversation starter. better than the ‘weather’ talk, at least for me.

        And Wayne, thanks for the compliment. Sheesh, I’m a dish.:D

      • The Conservative Hill Billy
        Dec 28, 2011 @ 09:29:24

        Addie, if you read, or talk to some of us American folks long enough, you will pick up all kinds of great sayings. Like when I said getting “popped in the grill.” Grill is a reference to “mouth.” Some of my favorites are words that me and the guys use in place of or “head.” We say dome,bucket,melon, or pumpkin. So, if I wanted to tell my buddy he needs to shut up, or I will “put a serious crack in your dome.” Ain’t the English language great?

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