And it came to pass...

Luke 2

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 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 lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, see, the angel of the Lord came on them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign to you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.


Whether you're Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Muslim, Agnostic, or even Atheist...  Merrry Christmas Niels, Kerry, Teddy, Bizzi, and everyone else on PPL.     God bless us, everyone. 

Hope the new year brings you health and happiness.

Dad

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"A child is born"

Christmas is difficult for me for many reasons.  So many memories still haunt, hurt and keep me raw... so many missing pieces of my past keep me from feeling the sense of peace I still seek.   This is not a fun, festive time of year for me, and yet I have to pretend to be like others because my kids have no idea what "doing without" is all about.

Still, I keep hope alive... I hope more people begin to see how every adoption story is not the blessing so many think it is for the child hungry for love, warmth and safety.

I hope one day stories like the ones we post/feature are taken more seriously... and I hope adults begin to see how children are being treated very badly each and every day - regardless of child protective services and family placement alternatives.

I hope one day we WILL see peace and good will toward man, mother and child... until then, this Christmas passes like every other... leaving me sad that man can't find a way to do things right for a child.

However, in the spirit of giving, I thank you for your well wishes, and hope my eternal sadness doesn't ruin the lovely sentiment behind your simple words.

Homeless

Even though I am even an atheist, Christmas has special meaning to me. I love the darkness of the days and the lights glistening over the wet streets. Yet, around Christmas I more than ever feel that I miss having a home. I do have a roof over my head and I can provide for myself, yet I don't feel I have a home. Around Christmas, I feel that more than ever.

A place to call home at Christmas...

Yet, around Christmas I more than ever feel that I miss having a home. I do have a roof over my head and I can provide for myself, yet I don't feel I have a home. Around Christmas, I feel that more than ever.

Every one needs a safe warm place to call home... and someone to come home to.
Here's wishing 2009 brings you a place to call home.

Pound Pup Legacy