“A batch of records from President Biden’s time as Vice President, including a “small number of documents with classified markings,” were discovered at the Penn Biden Center by the president’s personal attorneys on Nov. 2, according to Richard Saubel, special counsel to the White House.
The attorneys found the documents in a locked closet while preparing to vacate office space at the center, which the president used from mid-2017 until he began the 2020 campaign.
The National Archives were notified of the finding and took possession of the documents on Nov. 3, Saubel said.
“The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives,” Saubel said in a statement. “Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with the Archives and the Department of Justice in process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives.” (Courtesy FoxNews.com)
Do you remember last August when the home of a former president of the United States of America was ransacked by politically weaponized FBI Agents for 12 solid hours?
All these months later, it has turned out that even after the FBI left Trump’s home with dozens of boxes of files, they didn’t have squat.
However, during the immediate aftermath of the raid, Democrat politicians, pundits, and Facebook Trolls were lauding the raid as the penultimate opportunity to catch that “wascally wabbit”, Donald J Trump and put him in jail.
They were all attacking him, saying that he had Top Secret Documents stored illegally in his home.
And now, it turns out that #DementiaJoe actually had secretly stored classified documents where nobody could find them.
Gosh. Whatever could be in those documents?
Perhaps notes on clandestine meetings with Ukraine and China having to do with laundering money through “Hunter’s Employment Opportunities”?
“As President Biden arrived in Texas Sunday for his first trip to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott hand-delivered a scathing letter to the president, criticizing his border policies.
In his letter, Abbott slammed the president’s visit as a “$20 billion too little and two years too late.” He also noted that the president’s tour avoids areas where mass illegal immigration occurs “and sidesteps the thousands of angry Texas property owners whose lives have been destroyed by your border policies.”
“Even the city you visit has been sanitized of the migrant camps which had overrun downtown El Paso because your administration wants to shield you from the chaos that Texans experience on a daily basis,” Abbott said, alleging that the chaos was the direct result of the Biden administration failing to enforce federal immigration laws.
Abbott said the federal government achieved “historically low levels of illegal immigration” under President Trump. But under the Biden administration, Abbott said, “America is suffering the worst illegal immigration in the history of our country.”
“Your open-border policies have emboldened the cartels, who grow wealthy by trafficking deadly fentanyl and even human beings,” he said. “Texans are paying an especially high price for your failure, sometimes with their very lives, as local leaders from your own party will tell you if given the chance.”
Abbott implored Biden to enforce federal immigration laws already on the books and to designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.” (Courtesy FoxNews.com)
“Take me in, tender woman Take me in, for heaven’s sake Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake “I saved you,” cried the woman “And you’ve bitten me, but why? You know your bite is poisonous and now I’m going to die” “Oh shut up, silly woman,” said the reptile with a grin “You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in” – “The Snake”, Al Wilson
Trump used that song in his 2016 Presidential Election Campaign to drive home his point concerning stopping immigration from those countries who sponsor Radical Islamic Terrorism, until our country can come up with a better screening method to prevent what has happening to the U.K.,France, and other European countries with open borders and lax immigration laws.
Europe’s “Muslim Problem” is a demonstration as to what happens when a non-indigenous population moves into a country and does not assimilate into the normal traditions and customs of that nation, and, instead, keep their own traditions and laws, separating themselves from the indigenous population in the name of “multiculturalism”, the opposite of the “Melting Pot”, which helped to form the greatest nation on the face of the Earth, the United States of America.
By bringing “their own country” with them, they have no impetus to become patriotic citizens of their host country, and are therefore, in their own minds, not subject to the laws of that nation, leading to their own internal justification of any acts of violence that they may take against the indigenous citizens of their host country.
Abbott’s letter will not do any good.
Biden does not care that our Southern Border is wide open.
Y’know, boys and girls, I have been saying for a long time now, that if the Democrats had their way regarding illegal immigration America would turn into a Third World “Democratic Socialist” Paradise, like Venezuela and Cuba.
Even the Dems, like Rep. Henry Cuellar from Texas, have been concerned that Biden and his Handers do not have a clue as to what they are doing in regards to the way that they have thrown open our Southern Border to bring in unaccompanied minors, housing them in the cages which Former President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) built.
It is known that a percentage of these illegals are COVID-19 positive.
If they are being flown into our cities at night with the other illegals, then Biden and his Administration are “recharging” the pandemic.
Since Spring of 2021, they have been flying illegal immigrants secretly into cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee and states like New York and Florida, under the cover of darkness to be distributed into cities across the United States.
These illegals are not just new Future Democrat Voters.
The Democrats will use them as human contagion bearers.
Just as they fenced in OUR nation’s Capitol in order to intimidate and control us, they would have no hesitation to attempt to force another nationwide “Pandemic Lockdown” on American citizens, again.
In countries like Greece, which have allowed the “Democratic Socialists” to take control of their government, the same “game plan” was followed.
Open up the borders, then overwhelm “the system” while raising taxes until businesses go under, placing 40% of the country’s population “working for” the government or on government assistance”.
Think about this:
Just as the Millionaire Democrats on Capital Hill, like Pelosi, live in gated communities to separate themselves from the violence and poverty which they are responsible for, so are they now working in a “gated community” designed to keep “Deplorables” (i.e. average American citizens) out.
“In the latest issue of DC Comics’ series, “The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing,” Batman’s nemesis actually carries and gives birth to a child.
Readers may be tempted to think this is part of DC’s attempt to do some woke, LGBTQ-inclusive storytelling with The Joker being a transgender man undergoing a typical pregnancy, though it’s not quite that simple.
In this volume, created by Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine Di Giandomenico, the “Clown prince of Crime” becomes pregnant by some unnatural curse and gives birth in a vomit-inducing way, literally.
Backstory on this latest issue detailed how Joker wanted to pursue an heir in a more traditional way, by courting the super-heroine Zatanna into starting a family with him. Though his advances are rebuffed, and the tables are turned on Joker in a surprisingly disturbing manner.
In DC’s universe, Zatanna is a magic user who can bringing can cast spells by speaking in reverse. Disturbed by the Joker’s attempt to court her, she casts a spell on him to ensure that “no one else will ever have [the Joker’s] baby,” the comic reads.
Though as with many magic spells in fiction, the hex doesn’t work as envisioned. Rather than turning Joker into female-repellant as one would expect, the spell makes it so that the villain himself becomes pregnant and has his own baby.
The manner in which this happens during the issue may be one of the strangest DC Comics moments in recent memory. Joker gives birth by vomiting a sort of brown goo that, upon leaving his body, forms into a young boy that looks just like Joker.” (Courtesy FoxNews.com)
Growing up in the 1960s, I had a three-shelves bookcase filled with DC and Marvel comic books that my Daddy eventually took to the Pediatric Ward of the hospital in which I was born.
Comic books stirred my imagination.
They provided a way to escape the boundaries of my bedroom and the rest of the junk I dealt with as an asthmatic child.
Then, in the early 1970s, the writers and editors at DC began to insert political issues into their comics, and slowly, things began to change for the worst.
And now, DC is attempting to show children that men can be pregnant, even though that notion is physically impossible.
Men getting pregnant is physically impossible, no matter what the ignorant Far Left Democrats claim.
Comic books have been pushing “Wokeness ” for quite a while.
They have gone from being entertaining to being Propaganda Agents for the Democrat mission of “Social Justice for Radical Change.”
I guess writing actual Comic Books in which good triumphs over evil is too hard for this generation of “Woke” Comic Book Writers.
They would rather act as Propaganda Agents for an illogical Marxist Political Party.
“…We pledge to cut the regulatory burden, lower energy costs for families, and create good-paying jobs for workers by unleashing reliable, abundant American-made energy,” McCarthy added. “Our first bill will repeal funding for 87,000 new IRS agents. Because the government should be here to help you, not go after you.”
The Republican also said he would reopen the U.S. Capitol Building, which remained behind additional security measures and was mostly inaccessible to the public following the riots on Jan. 6, 2021.
“My friends – this chamber is now fully open for all Americans,” he said, which was met with thunderous applause from Republicans. Democrats in the chamber remained silent.
…Closing his remarks, McCarthy said: “Our nation is worth fighting for. Our rights are worth fighting for. Our dreams are worth fighting for. Our future is worth fighting for.” (Courtesy FoxNews.com)
Did you catch that?
“My friends, this chamber is now open for all Americans.”
How about that?
The American People can actually visit the Representatives who are supposed to be serving them in the People’s House.
And, the Democrats do not like that one bit.
That one little sentence just negated the entire Democrat Narrative about them being in danger from average Americans (AKA “the peasants”) because of the actions of unarmed Americans let in to the Capitol Building on the orders of Nancy Pelosi.
Yeah, I said it.
This past week’s 15 votes to elect the Speaker of the House was a perfect example of why we are a Constitutional Republic, instead of a Marxist-style mob-ruled “Democracy.”
If our nation worked like the Far Left Democrats want it to, those who objected to having another “Mitch McConnell” leading the House would have been shouted down and “canceled.”
Instead, they had their say, and their input was used to help craft the guidelines for the Republican Majority’s pathway to success in fighting back against the poor stewardship of the Biden Administration and the Democrat Elite.
We are a Constitutional Republic because our Founding Fathers, in their considerable wisdom, wanted to form a nation where every citizen’s rights were respected and every CITIZEN’S vote counted.
The DC Democrats want an amoral totalitarian cradle-to-grave government in which citizenship means nothing, the “Politburo” controls the “Proletariat,” and dissent is not allowed.
As long as we remain a Constitutional Republic, individual American freedom will endure.
“A swath of films, books and other media projects with far-left messages failed with audiences and consumers this year, according to box office numbers and sales.
Disney’s first animated film with an openly LGBT character “Strange World,” tanked at the box office last month. The film had a whopping $180 million budget but only took in $24 million when it opened during the Thanksgiving holiday week, according to Variety. Pixar’s latest installment in the popular Toy Story franchise, “Lightyear,” failed to meet expectations, earning $51 million at the box office. The family-friendly series owned by Disney attracted headlines for having a same-sex kiss.
“Lightyear” debuted to $51 million last summer, falling short of the $70 million minimum it was expected to earn. (AP Newsroom)
Another film focused on LGBT characters, “Bros,” didn’t move the needle at the box office, either. Star Billy Eichner furiously warned “homophobes” on Twitter to not come see the movie. It grossed $14.8 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. The New York Times suggested “homophobia” could be the reason the gay romantic comedy was unsuccessful.
Movies with overtly political themes like the star-studded “Amsterdam” also failed to attract audiences this year. The film about friends who uncover a plot to overthrow the government, featured Robert De Niro’s character giving a “thinly veiled speech telling off Trump.”
One critic even argued “Amsterdam” was a result of the director’s distaste for Trump.
“Clearly, David O. Russell is another creative who saw Trump become the President, lost his mind, and then gathered as many celebrities as he could to defend one of the most agreeable stances in the history of the world: that hate is bad and kindness is good. It’s the kind of lukewarm, on-the-nose take that elicited audible groans throughout the theater,” Josh Rosenberg wrote for Esquire.
It opened to a mere $6 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Media projects by far-left figures also didn’t seem to resonate with Americans.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s climate change documentary tanked at the box office. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
The climate change documentary “To the End” from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was a big flop, earning just $80 per theater in ticket sales.
Journalist Jemele Hill’s memoir “Uphill,” also had a rocky start, selling only a little over 5,000 copies since it debuted in October, according to publisher data reported by OutKick Sports’ Bobby Burack.
Comedian Jon Stewart’s new Apple TV+ streaming show and podcast called “The Problem with Jon Stewart” was also a “flop,” according to several reports. By the show’s fifth episode in March, viewership went down 78%, according to Bloomberg.
Stewart’s show has been criticized for its “super-woke” takes on race. In an April episode, he claimed that achieving the American Dream for Blacks was “a fallacy.”
In April, reports called Jon Stewart’s new show a “flop” because of drastically declining viewership. (Apple TV+)
Trevor Noah, who took over Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” after Stewart left in 2015, announced he was also leaving. Noah failed to average even 400,000 viewers in recent months, compared to Stewart’s 2.5 million in 2013. Fox News contributor Joe Concha called the show a “profound disaster.”” (Courtesy FoxNews.com)
This embracing and advocacy of Wokeness by those who are paid handsomely to entertain us is a direct result of an isolated ignorance of average Americans’ desire to rid ourselves of those in the Halls of Power who told us repeatedly that they knew what was best for us and “who we were”, while their actual mission was to turn America into a Third-World Barrio in their quest to make us a Socialist Paradise.
The Liberal Elite have always believed that our country revolves around the big metropolitan areas in the Northeast and in California. They have always looked down their noses at what they derisively call “Flyover Country”, the same area that many of us call the Heartland of America or simply “home”.
Their political viewpoint is as disingenuous as the Facebook Trolls who Washington Post OpinionPieces as “real news”.
Just like their fellow Far Left Liberals who run the Democratic Party, the disconnected “dancing monkeys” in Tinsel Town and the Big Apple just can not accept the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans living between the coasts, the ones responsible for their opulent lifestyle are sick and tired of their overbearing arrogance, anti-Americanism, and Liberal Intolerance which they attempt to force upon average Americans as “art” while attempting to lecture average Americans as to why our “clinging to our Bibles and guns” is positively gauche and awful.
All their incessant national temper tantrum over Former President Trump’s Presidency and the forced acceptance of Wokeness has done is to make them look like fools and to remind us of how disconnected their beliefs are from average Americans, as Ricky Gervais once pointed out in no uncertain terms.
I don’t remember any of us average Americans asking them for their opinion as to how we should live our lives, do you?
And, I certainly do not remember them being appointed as the arbiters of what is “Hate Speech” and what words are allowed to be communicated freely among Americans.
Perhaps, if they got their noses out of the air and actually associated with their families and former friends “back home”, instead of kissing each other’s hindquarters at the latest premiere or “social event”, perhaps they and reality would not have taken divergent paths, and they would conduct themselves and comport themselves like those Hollywood Legends before them, who served their country during World War II, doing whatever they could to help America defeat fascism.
Now, these pampered ,self-righteous, oblivious Lightweights are all proponents of the “New Fascism” being practiced by the Modern Democratic (Socialist) Party.
And, they see no problem with insulting and being condescending to the average Americans who “pay their salaries” by watching the garbage being produced out of Hollywood.
As we say down here in the part of America’s Heartland, known as Dixie…
It just don’t make no sense.
And, evidently, the majority of Americans agree with us.
As we begin a New Year, we find our Sovereign Nation more divided than it has been in decades, almost as it was before the start of the Civil War.
In the past few years, Americans have had to endure a devastating coronavirus, released by Communist China, which took a horrible toll in terms of American lives, businesses, and jobs.
Then, just as Americans were starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel, it turned out to be an oncoming train in the form of Election Fraud, in which a demented old man, who could not even draw a campaign crowd of 200, supposedly inspired 80 million Americans to vote him in as President of the United States of America.
Now, in 2022, in the middle of the worst Presidency in American History, the Democratic Hierarchy and the Vichy Republicans have proven that they care more about the tax returns of former President Donald J Trump, laundering money by sending it to Ukraine, leaving our Southern Border wide open, and spending taxpayer dollars giving special interest groups “free” money than in making our Sovereign Nation stronger and making the lives of average Americans better.
Why are those who claim to be our “public servants” so adamant about going against the wishes of the American people?
According to a man who was an American Legend, it all has to do with the way Liberals look at things…
…I always thought I was a liberal but I came up terribly surprised when I found I was a right-wing conservative extremist…I have always listened to every human being I’ve ever met about how I should feel. But this so-called new liberal group… they never listen to your point of view and they make a decision as to what you think and they’re articulate enough and in control of enough of the press to force that image out for the average person. For some reason, maybe it’s these pictures, they have not been able to do that with me…it hasn’t affected my career in popularity in spite of the fact that they’ve tried to make them do it. There isn’t a hell of a lot we can do to change human behavior. We keep making laws to try to change human behavior but we can’t do it…You’re being conned into Keynesianism and socialism now but it isn’t going to stop the selfishness of human behavior. It isn’t going to stop the greed. If you take $20 and give a dollar to every son of a b!tch in the room, you come back a year later one of the b@st@rds will have most of the money. It’s just human nature. We’re never gonna whip it with a lot of laws.
As communication gets better and you make people conscious of somebody in trouble, starving or something like that, the average person will help…I think there are people who try to affect a thinking where they know more than some other son of a b!tch and try to pull a false impression on what human nature is. We’ve proven we go back to hope at the first opportunity…and bam they’re out there ready to grab it. So we are optimistic; we have to be optimistic. What else would we be if you lose optimism?” – John Wayne
The negativity and bitterness of the Modern American Liberals to whom the Duke was referring has been on display for the entire world to see, ever since the night of November 8, 2016, when reality threw a bucket of cold water in their faces, putting them on notice that average Americans were tired of their failed political philosophy and their perpetually morose opinion about the Greatest Country on the Face of the Earth.
Ever since President Donald J. Trump took office and for 8 long years under his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama, there has been constant chorus provided by the Nattering Nabobs of Negativism, now known as Modern American Liberals, concerning how uncaring, how bigoted, how xenophobic, how narrow-minded, and how just plain awful and stupid average Americans are to continue to love this country, to honor its flag, and to continue to hold dear the America Legacy of Traditional Faith and Values.
For proof of this, please check out the protests during the Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in which Liberals were bussed to Capitol Hill in order to not only disrupt those hearings but intimidate Republican Senators and the Kangaroo Court known as the J6 Committee Hearings.
Luckily, the overwhelming majority of those of us who live between the coasts do not live our lives like the mindless lemmings whom I have named the “New Bolsheviks” and the “New Politboro” in Washington DC.
The rugged individualism of previous generations of Americans flows through our veins. The American “Can-Do” Spirit has taken us from the bottom of the Ocean to the surface of the moon.
The overwhelming majority of Americans will stand by one another in times of crisis, as shown be the outpouring of support throughout the past year’s hurricanes and horrible events such as the California Wildfires.
The intestinal fortitude that is our heritage as Americans…along with that Still, Small Voice which still resides in each and every one of us, will continue, I pray, to guide our nation, and spur us on, to stay vigilant and protect our American Freedom, just as my Parents’ Generation did, against the Axis of Evil.
It is that same Divine Spark which leads our Best and Brightest as they protest and serve our nation’s interests in all corners of the globe. It is also found in our First Responders and the men and women of Law Enforcement who are willing to give their lives to protect our municipalities.
The Great Communicator, President Ronald Reagan, summarized what I have been trying to say better than I ever could.
It’s time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, “We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self government.”
This idea — that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power — is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.
You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream–the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.
As we enter the New Year with an uncertain and frightening future facing our country, it will be up to us to continue what was begun on the night of November 8, 2016 and continue the fight to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, regardless of what happens next Wednesday during the certification.
While I do not know what tomorrow holds, I know Who holds tomorrow…and me.
“And, life is worth the living, just because HE LIVES.”
“Kirk Cameron received an enthusiastic reception from families on Friday as he delivered an uplifting message of faith, love and patriotism at Scarsdale Public Library in Westchester County, New York.
The crowd exceeded space limitations, forcing Cameron to do two readings of his new children’s book in the hour allotted for the program. Hundreds of people waiting in line never got inside the library.
“We’re here because we love God, we love our families, our children, we love our country and we love Scarsdale Public Library,” the actor, writer and producer said before the lively audience while promoting his book, “As You Grow.”
“We’re so grateful that we get to be here and read this story,” he said.
Cameron led the crowd in a rendition of “God Bless America” after his first reading, upon the suggestion of a grandfather in the audience.
“God gave your children to you and not to the government,” Cameron said at one point, generating enthusiastic applause in response.
“As You Grow” tells the tale of an acorn that blossoms into a mighty oak tree and then dispenses wisdom to the animals that live within the shelter of its branches.
“We’re here because we love God, we love our families, our children, we love our country.” — Kirk Cameron
“As you grow strong, grow in gentleness,” reads one of the messages from the book.
Not every library has allowed the message to be heard.
More than 50 public libraries around the country either outright rejected Cameron’s requests to conduct readings or did not respond to requests on his behalf.
Yet an estimated 2,500 people attended his reading in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday. It was the biggest crowd the library had seen in 137 years, according to the library’s comments.” (Courtesy FoxNews.com)
Yet, those same libraries that refused a Christian American Author allowed Drag Queens to read to innocent children.
This push to allow “Transgendered” “Drag Queens” to invade public libraries and to read books and “perform ” in front of innocent children, is a logical (at least , using the convoluted logic of Liberals) next step, following the attempted “grooming”of our children in American Elementary Schools.
The name of the game is perception.
If a person thinks that a group has a huge number of participants, than the more likely that person is to think that the group’s activities or, mere presence, is not a deviation, but rather, normal and thriving.
Plus, when you remove society’s labels and categorization of an activity, as the Far Left Democrats are attempting to do with pedophilia, substituting a kinder and gentler description of the “condition” which causes their morally abhorrent “activities”, you make the introduction of sexual perversion to innocent children “more acceptable” to popular culture.
However, per usual, the hubris of the Political Minority in America, known as Liberals, precluded them from foreseeing the massive blowback that they have received, in regards to this latest attempt by them to make the “rights” of the 3% more important than the rights of the rest of us.
What Modern American Liberals still fail to grasp is the concept of American Individualism, a concept strengthened by our American Faith and Traditional Values System, concepts which trace all the way back to our nation’s birth, set in place by our nation’s Founding Fathers.
Modern Liberals seem to have great difficulty comprehending the role which Christianity, the “Faith of Our Fathers”, the professed faith of the majority of Americans, played and plays in this Grand Experiment, known as the United States of America.
America was built upon a Solid Rock.
To ignore our nation’s Faith-Based Founding and Heritage is to live in purposeful ignorance.
As President Ronald Reagan said,
“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
Regardless of the ongoing Political Machinations by Modern American Liberals to tear asunder the Moral fabric of the nation for the “Good of the State” and the propagation of the “Hive-Mind”, the God of Abraham, who brought our Founding Fathers to this Land, will have the Final Word.
From the Hallmark romance movies to Bill Murray’s “Scrooged” to “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, there are movies to be found on television for everyone’s taste. However, there is none quite like Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the Holiday Classic starring Jimmy Stewart.
In the movie, Stewart plays the role of George Bailey, an average man whom, through a series of circumstances, finds himself living a life which he had never really envisioned himself leading. When dire circumstances arise, he contemplates killing himself, only to be stopped by an angel named Clarence, who shows him what his hometown would be like if he had never been born.
After viewing the difference which he had made in his sphere of influence, Stewart prays to the Lord to return him back to his family and his life.
The movie ends happily, with all the people whom he had helped over the years coming to his aid in his moment of crisis.
The last time I watched this movie, I had not seen it in quite a while and I found myself with tears in my eyes at the end of it.
It was then that I realized that God puts us where He wants us to be.
It is up to us to navigate around the pitfalls of life caused by our own Free Will by using the Gift of Discernment which we have been blessed with and by listening to that Still Small Voice which resides within each and every one of us.
Each and every one of us can make a difference within our own sphere of influence.
However, there remains only One who walked this Earth in human form who is still making a difference and whose birth we celebrate today.
Many stories have been written about Him.
On this Christmas Day, please allow me to present to you one of the best and the gentleman who wrote it.
Dr. James Allan Francis was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. He became a pastor at age twenty-one and served in ministry for the remainder of his life. His first pastorate was in New York City at the Riverside Baptist Church, and after serving in other varied pastorates in the East, he came to Los Angeles in 1914.
Though he had a busy life as a pastor, Francis was able to publish a handful of books: Drops from a Living Fountain (1895), Christ’s Mould of Prayer (1924), and Christ is All And Other Sermons (1928). His publications are full of passionate encouragement for Christians to know their Lord, to rely on him, and to follow his example.
Francis’ most famous words, now known as “One Solitary Life,” originated as part of a sermon that he delivered on July 11, 1926 to the Baptist Young People’s Union at a Los Angeles Convention. A friend transcribed the message titled “Arise, Sir Knight,” and Dr. Francis published it that same year in a collection called The Real Jesus and Other Sermons.
Today, we celebrate the birth of Our Savior Jesus Christ.
As you spend today with your family and friends, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our nation and those who are away from home, protecting you and me.
Please allow me to close with one of my favorite Christmas songs, featuring a remarkable performance by the man who wrote it, Mark Lowry.
God bless us, everyone.
Here is a man who was born in an obscure village as the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another obscure village.
He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty and then for three years was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never held an office.
He never owned a home.
He never had a family.
He never went to college.
He never put his foot inside a big city.
He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where he was born.
He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness.
He had no credentials but himself.
He had nothing to do with this world except the naked power of his divine manhood.
While still a young man the tide of popular opinion turned against him.
His friends ran away.
One of them denied him.
Another betrayed him.
He was turned over to his enemies.
He went through the mockery of a trial.
He was nailed upon the cross between two thieves.
His executioners gambled for the only piece of property he had on earth while he was dying, and that was his coat.
When he was dead, he was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today he is the center of the human race and the leader of the column of progress.
I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that were ever built, and all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon the earth as powerfully as has this one solitary life.
Luke 2: 1-7 (ASV): 1 Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrolment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to enrol themselves, every one to his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David; 5 to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with child. 6 And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
I remember it like it was yesterday. Caesar Augustus had come up with the bright idea that a census should be taken of the whole Roman Empire, in order to more effectively tax the stew out of all of us.
It especially hurt small businessmen like me. You see, I’m nothing but a lowly innkeeper, barely keeping my head above water, working 16 hour days. Oy! I could continue to gripe, but who would listen?
Anyway, like I said, Caesar decreed that everyone should get themselves registered for the Census. In terms of business, that actually turned out to be a good thing.
I was about to lock up for the night, when a young man and woman came to the door.
He was a strong,rugged-looking young man. I think he was a carpenter. She was a beautiful, pregnant little thing. Bless her heart, she looked like she would deliver at any moment. Their names were Joseph and Mary.
My inn was packed, for once, and I had no rooms available. But, some part of my heart told me that I just couldn’t send them away, so I offered them my stable, which would at least offer some protection from the elements.
What happened that night was wondrous.
Men are still talking about it to this day. A precious little baby boy was born that night and the most miraculous things happened. People said that animals actually spoke!
And, the local shepherds said that angels came to them and told them about this baby.
They sang His praises and told the shepherds that they needed to come to my stable to see and worship that little baby.
Three wise men, sent by Herod, showed up later, bearing gifts for that special infant.
They were overcome by that little one and decided that they would not report back to Herod, but, instead, would return to their homes.
It was quite a remarkable time. As the years went by, I heard stories about that child.
They named Him Jesus. He grew in knowledge and stature. At 12, his parents lost Him. They found Him in the synagogue, teaching the old men that should have been teaching Him! Can you imagine?
He grew up working beside His father in his carpentry business and when He was 30, I heard that He was baptized by that wild man, John The Baptist.
According to witnesses, the heavens parted, and they heard the voice of God saying:
This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.
For three years, He traveled with a group of twelve disciples, performing miracles, preaching and teaching about God’s love and His plan for mankind.
And, now I’ve heard that just yesterday, they nailed Him to a cross, executing Him as they would a common criminal.
So sad. But, you know, there is a still, small voice inside of me that’s telling me that His story is not over, yet.
I truly hope that you enjoyed this post today. I originally wrote the preceding story 12 years ago today in honor of this special night.
Tonight, we celebrate the birth of Our Savior Jesus Christ. In closing, I want to share two videos with you. The first is a video entitled, “That’s my King!”, as read by Dr. S.M. Lockridge. The second video is a song that I’ve had the privilege of singing in choirs many times, “The Hallelujah Chorus”, which has become a favorite of Believers everywhere.
Merry Christmas to you and yours! And may God bless us, everyone!
“An English bishop is pushing back after a church choir sang a “woke” version of a popular Christmas carol injecting LGBT and “inclusive” language into the song.
“God rest you queer and questioning, your anxious hearts be still,” a line of the amended U.S. version of “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” sung by the All Saints with Holy Trinity choir in Loughborough, England, said, according to The Express, with another saying, “God rest you also, women, who by men have been erased. Through history ignored and scorned, defiled and displaced.”
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, took issue with the amended version of the song and the injection of progressive wording.
“I think what Christmas does, and many other moments, it tells us the importance of ritual,” Nichols told Times Radio. “Ritual helps us to step outside of our own little bubble and connect with something we have received, inherited and that we hope to pass on.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, speaks at a vigil outside Westminster Abbey. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
“Those values are the continuation of musical repertoire, of the ability to sing together, of looking at the rituals that have been fashioned over centuries. Those are probably for me more important than particular sensitivities which come and go.”
The amended U.S. version, written by Jeffrey Wilsor and used by the progressive Hollywood United Methodist Church, retains only the first two lines of the original song, which dates back to 17th-century England.
“We are striving to be an inclusive, eco-conscious and intercultural worshipping community (IWC) engaged with issues of social, racial and climate justice,” the church’s website states.
“We don’t think we have all the answers but for those who wish to journey with us in Christian belief and action you will find a welcome here.””(Courtesy FoxNews.com)
Before I begin, please allow me to be honest with you.
I left the United Methodist Church at the age of 39, when I realized that, thanks to those in control of the denomination, whose headquarters was in the Northeast, some parts of the UMC were beginning to value secularism more than it did the Word of God.
How did I come to that conclusion?
I walked into a Sunday School class and a theology student was teaching out of a book titled, “Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalists”.
While I hated to leave the Choir Director whom I had sang under for 20 years, like Belshazzar, I saw the writing upon the wall.
That was 25 years ago.
Now, after a long journey down a road filled with Liberals’ “religion of social justice”, the United Methodist Church has paid for following the word of man instead of the Word of God by experiencing a mass exodus of their members, leading to the formation of a new Methodist Denomination.
A Christian “Church” who believes that the Bible is NOT the Word of God is not a CHRISTIAN Church,
It can call itself a Social Justice Center.
It can call itself a Tabernacle of Wokeness.
However, if you devalue the Bible, the Holy Scriptures which are a “two-edged sword” and the key to learning about the foundation of the Christian Faith, then you are studying modern culture and not the history of the Hebrew people and the House of David, from whose lineage came Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
What has happened to the United Methodist Church has happened to every organization, religious or secular, which has embraced “Political Correctness” or as it is called nowadays “Wokeness.”
Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, and even the Southern Baptists, are allowing popular culture to change their focus from God’s Word to man’s politics.
“Wokeness” has taken the place of “Righteousness”.
The rise of “Wokeness” within Christian Churches is something that is literally tearing apart the fabric of our country.
The only conclusion that I, as a Christian American can reach, is the fact that our Sovereign Nation is in the midst of SPIRITUAL WARFARE for its very soul.
Make no mistake about it, boys and girls, EVIL EXISTS.
My friends, I believe that we are fighting a war against “princes and principalities”. Evil is still alive and well and flourishing in a world in which relative morality and situational ethics are increasingly being accepted as normal behavior.
We see it everyday around us.
Churches used to be a place to refresh the soul and to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit through corporate worship.
Too many have become concert venues and political rallies.
Christians repent of their sins. They don’t celebrate them.