Christmas Prayers

You are in my Christmas prayers, and in my Christmas dreams. When I hear people laugh, and I see children play, it reminds me of a photograph of us on Christmas Day. It's us on Christmas Day, I see you standing there, and smiling down on me, as I untie the gifts that lie beneath our Christmas tree. And every Christmas day, I know I'll find you there. You'll always be the answer to my every Christmas prayer. Grandmas, grandpas, fathers, mothers, friends I've loved dear, sisters, and brothers, I once played with, aunts and uncles I once stayed with. Their story will be told, as long as love recalls, those loved ones smiling down on me is the greatest gift of all. The loved ones far and near will be forever there. It's Christmas up in Heaven too with love beyond compare. You don't have to live the book of life behind a veil of tears. You'll always be right here with me and in my Christmas prayers.

Mass Shootings

Government intervention will not stop the mass shootings. Americans live in a pro-gun culture. The freedom "of bearing arms" enjoyed in the United States translates into some citizens twisting that freedom into horrible acts of violence. The second amendment of the constitution, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" ( is the legal foundation for this particular freedom. The interpretation of this amendment varies widely between political affiliations. Government Intervention What will Congress do? Congress is only going to do the minimum to ensure our safety and the maximum to ensure their allegiance to the gun lobbyists. If the Congress passes a law it will be more about gun safety then gun control. The production of weapons will continue to escalate. To Congress, this might seem to be the only possible compromise available, and a good first step. However, compromise is not enough. The shootings will continue. According to this survey, the American people want the following: A gun control bill that prevents people with mental illnesses from purchasing guns. A gun control bill that has universal background checks A...Read More