Sunday, December 25, 2011


Just a quick post to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL!

In recent weeks I have watched dear friends of mine deal with life threatening issues. Two have had surgery to remove brain tumors, for the SECOND time! A third is grateful to be alive and fighting to walk again after a hard landing in a helicopter. Another is fighting breast cancer and is being told she will be lucky to have two more years with her husband and young children. Others are dealing with loss of loved ones and other health issues.

Each of these situations serves to remind me that spending time with those we love is so much more important than any gifts we can buy. I encourage you to give the gift of time. Spend time with your spouse. Spend time with your kids. Spend time with aging parents and siblings who have their own busy lives.

Create memories that will last forever. Gifts will be used, lost and often forgotten. But memories will be with you and your loved ones forever.

If you are Christian, as I am, I ask you to remember the reason for this season. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, gave his life for us. He reminds us that this is a season for service. What greater gift can we give to those we care about than that of love and time.

May you have a blessed Christmas Day. My hope for you is that you are able to spend it with those you love.


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