Merry Christmas Everyone and thank you George

Today is Christmas and our last daily Christmas song is noted below - Joy to the World.  We chose this song because we wanted one that might have been sung by George Washington and his men as they crossed over the Delaware on Christmas night, 1776.   Our research shows that this song was sung during those times - History of Joy to the World  Imagine that.

George was a believer in Christ and put his faith and trust in God.  Before he left to row across the Delaware to fight one of the world's largest armies with a band of worn-out, de-motivated patriots, he left behind this message scribbled on a piece of paper -- "Victory or Death."  Read more about this battle at:  Washington Crossing 

How many of those who are our leaders today would be willing to fight the battles and leave notes such as "Victory or Death" behind on their desk for the sake of others?

George later became the first President of the United States.  He was asked to be the first President because he had already earned his stripes by fighting many battles to win liberty for America.  He was a natural-born leader, a military strategist and a humble man who put God above self.  America was a blessed nation for having a man such as this at the helm. We pray the same will be true in 2012.

On this Christmas day as you celebrate  the gifts of peace and joy because of the birth of our King, please remember the warriors of our past who stood up against tyranny for liberty's sake so we could remain free.  Remember George and his men tonight as you sit in your warm homes, surrounded by family and friends, and enjoying the freedoms we have.

Merry Christmas dear patriots.   Joy to the World, the Lord has come!

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Comment by Steven Hall on December 26, 2011 at 6:58am

Billie, Very true reflections of our first and greatest president, may God please grant this nation another Christian, patiotic, leader, in Jesus' name. Steve

Comment by CARL & DIANA DOANE on December 25, 2011 at 11:37pm


Thank you for your Christmas message and all your Patriotism, May 2012 bring you Prosperity and Success. 

Comment by M. Clarke on December 25, 2011 at 10:03pm


Thank you so very much for all of your Chrismas messages!  They were so meaningful and so uplifting.

Bless you and yours.  We will all continue to pray for this great country of ours.

Comment by Roy Anderson on December 25, 2011 at 6:53pm

Thank you Billie.  You seem to speak directly from "Our Heart" when you voice these very thoughts.

You are a blessing to us all.  Now from Numbers 6: 24-27 we send this special blessing to you:

"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee;  The Lord make his face to shine upon thee; The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace".   Amen

Comment by Holly Winsman on December 25, 2011 at 4:56pm

Last year at this time we ALL were so exhausted from making phone calls, faxing and emailing Harry Reid et al with all the bills passed in the Lame Duck session. This year was such a pleasant surprise to actually do what we were supposed to do on this joyous holiday. God Bless George Washington and his patriots, hopefully we will not have to repeat history........Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Comment by Calvin Kwekel on December 25, 2011 at 11:16am
A line in a hymn I heard this morning - Now we need not fear the grave, Jesus Christ was born to save!
Comment by Patricia M. McBride on December 25, 2011 at 11:00am

Thank you Billie!


Comment by David L. Beamer on December 25, 2011 at 6:41am

Billie, as usual ...very well said. We do have cause for a Merry Christmas.

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