Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didnīt cut the trunk....the tree...
There is a time to mourn and that's ok. I understand your feelings.
Remember God's word says it rains on the just and unjust. We live in a world that's full of sin and we are constantly in spiritual battles. We don't know what takes place between a person and God in their private moments so all we can do is trust God's word and pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding.
May God's peace surround and fill you and the families during this trail.
So sorry to hear of your friends loss. Never easy to loose a loved one no matter what the age.
There is no one who can give an answer as to why, it will never make sense. We can all give pat answers, but that does nothing to ease the pain.
All we can do is cry with you.
I wonder the same thing sometime. PrimChristmas at ChristmasTalk and here on MMC lost her forty year old husband and father of her younger than teenage children just a couple of weeks ago. My heart is really heavy at these and other untimely passings.
Strange how we sometimes live in parallel worlds. I have two friends this past week who were diagnosed with cancer. One is my age, and experiencing a serious health crisis for the first time. The other is going through the nightmare again, nine years after having gone through it the first time. Her condition is grave.
But from her, of all people, we are finding some solace. Many claimed that after her first go-around with cancer that she was a changed woman-- more light hearted, more compassionate, more "centered" on what was important rather than what was urgent. I only got to know her after that experience. She has always been a bright light and I've seen her in many different settings.
In discussing her situation and the senselessness of it she told me, "Without this experience, I'd never know some things. And now I know."
It might seem crass. To some, these injustices are cruel. But SHE doesn't see it that way. And little by little, I'm learning to see it differently too.
A loving God isn't necessarily responsible for these things that just happen. A loving God provides ways for us to see the wisdom, experience, knowledge and love that cause us to grow closer to Him.
How does that song from Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang go?...."From the ashes of disaster, grow the roses..."
Mo...Iīm so sorry....I remember You told me on a pm about this dear friend of Yours....my prayers go out to to his family and all his close friends (incl. You) that You find the strenght to overcome to this terrible loss. My heart goes out to his wife and those two young children....(......u know I donīt really kmnow what to write...if You need to talk just write a pm ....
We will never know why but I have always looked at from the point that they have completed what they were sent here to do and now they are going home to be rewarded. It is hard to accept and hard to get over but we just have to trust that there is a plan and that god knows what he is doing. Prayers go out to you and his family and friends.