Thursday, December 23, 2004

Miscellaneous mumblings and merries...

Just wanted to get these out of my head.....

Thoughts on Christmas minus Christ.....  

I don't know where the people are shopping who complain about the Holy Day being anti-Christ.  Every store I've been to had a Nativity, along with the Hanukah and Kwanzaa decorations.  The one that was lacking, actually, was of Islamic faith for Ramadan, which started in November this year...I believe.  

I pass churches (there are 4 in my neighborhood) who no longer put elaborate Nativity displays outside for fear of vandalism... aren't they giving in to the wrong people, for the wrong reason?   

It seems to me, by not portraying a Nativity on the very (sacred) ground that the belief of Jesus dwells... a message is sent.   

Maybe its not the marketplace with the problem.  Maybe the 'Christian Right' just doesn't want to share the holiday.....  

Thoughts on J-land....  

Does anyone really read the sidebar(s)?  Do you ever go to any of another person's favorite links?  I get so caught up... in catching up... in reading them... I never have time to wander around here anymore....  

To all my reader's kids....  SANTA SAID for me to tell you all....JAKE, LIAM, JUSTIN, SARAH, BRODY, CIARA, ALEX, JULIE, JARED, JOEY, JOSH, GOTH DAUGHTER (Yeah, you too), PRINCESS ALLY, SPIDERSON DRAKE, ROWAN, PEY, J-MAN JASON, JESSICA, NICK, and DARRIN..... to go to sleep Christmas Eve like your parents tell you to...  

To all my adult reader's.... have a drink (or two), eat, be merry.....most of all enjoy your festivities...and your families.  

I will not be here tomorrow.  Maybe Christmas Day... if not, then I'll be back on Monday.  Everybody be safe.  Those who are dealing with snow and frigid temps, please be careful and prepared if driving.  I only want to be reading happy stories when I return :)  

Merry Christmas, friends......  

Cat

10 comments:

danielled1 said...

Thanks, and have a great one yourself!!

:)

~Danielle

redbaranjj said...

Merry Christmas to you too!!  May you have a wonderful holiday with your family.  I hope you all get caught up in the magic and miracles of Christmas.
Happy Holidays!
*hugs*

emeraldcalf said...

I hope you have a fabulous christmas!! Can't wait to hear all about it..

Hugs,
Heather

thelovetrain said...

I don't even like to think of organized religion when I think of Christmas. Every one that I've ever experienced would be hard pressed to be more superficial, hypocritical & blasphemous. They all have precious 'little' in common with my belief in what a Higher Power would be like.

Nevertheless, I do celebrate Jesus' Birthday because, I believe that He lived and seemingly, must have been a very righteous fellow with the best intentions for mankind.

Sidebars? Yes, I read them and follow links, quite often. Occasionally, I find a good read, that way. I also enjoy the artistic creativity that abounds. There's some nice, new ones being created out there.

Likewise, enjoy the holiday, sweetie... See you when, I see you. [:)]

~Brian

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sarajanesmiles said...

Not as much as I did to start with, but yes I do browse around other people's favourite journals and sites :o)  Am truly addicted to everything journal!!!
Am not sure how we're going to get J-man to sleep tonight, he's like a ball of excited energy today!  Merry Christmas to you and yours from all at 'Smiles House'!!!  Have a great one!
Sara   x

valphish said...

I read sidebars once in awhile.  I have found some really, really neat reads and some neat new journals from them!  How neat that you mentioned everyone's little ones!  So sweet of you!  Have a wonderful Christmas, Cat!! xox

swebb1989 said...

As we rush around to get those last little incidentals for our loved ones it got me thinking what would the great teacher whom we celebrate this holiday for want us to do and I ran across a Proverb that hit home.  Mark 10:21 - Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. Lets keep that in mind when we go through this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  

quartrlyfecrysis said...

Thanks Cat, and I hope that you and Gracie had a wonderful Christmas!

We got excited every time we saw a Nativity Scene this year...there were so few of them.  I wish there were more.

Happy Holidays Cat!
xoxo~Bernadette

alilcountrycharm said...

I agree cat. I have saw all the different ways the holiday is celebrated in all the stores i shopped in. However i did not see one nativity scene at any of the churches in my neighborhood either (there are at least half a dozen). It just doesn't make sense. I will continue to wish people "merry christmas" AND "happy holidays" though. It's the way i was brought up and if people take offense, then so be it.
And yes, lol. I get alot of my journal links from reading the side bars or from following links in entries ;-)
Hugs & Blessings,
~Angel

delela1 said...

Christmas minus Christ: Where I live, to the north of the valley are very tall hills.  Each year right after Thanksgiving, a lighted star appears on the hill side.   At Easter, a lighted cross is displayed.  The star and cross have been a part of the two holidays for over 30 years.   And they remain so.
J-Land: I read the sidebars...and visit the journals.  Whether or not I return depends entirely on what I find after I click the link. ~Dona