Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

At dinner last night, a friend reminded me that the day before was the anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. This came up because I had mentioned that John Lennon was assassinated December 8, 1980.

I can’t explain to you why, but I felt particularly stupid for remembering a rock star milestone, but not an American milestone.

Well, actually, I hadn’t remembered John Lennon’s death. Was reminded of that by a Facebook friend. Anyway, I had a spiritual moment that gently reminded me that the world has always been a tough, uncertain place.

It prompted me to silently, and discreetly, count my blessings and give thanks for what we have today.

From Wikipedia: Despite numerous historical precedents of unannounced military action, the lack of any formal declaration prior to the attack led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim “December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy”.

And while it’s proper to remember American milestones, it’s even greater to remember another day that will live on forever – Christmas.

Make Me Cry

A couple days ago, while sitting in Church with my Family, I got teary-eyed three separate times in less than an hour.

Why? Where you sad?

Nope. Happy.

Happy?

Yes. And thankful.

If I have to explain this to you, chances are, you won’t understand.

However, if you don’t understand but would like to, simply scroll down and read yesterday’s blog post.

Emmanuel

Emmanuel.

God with us.

What more can we ask for?

God is with us.

The challenge that we have as busy humans, is to pause in our rush, and focus on this fact – God is with us.

The even bigger challenge? To do this long after the Christmas reminders are gone.

Dear Heavenly Father

Dear Heavenly Father, please bless everyone with Your wisdom and Your guidance today, to help us make good choices.

And also, please bless us with Your Grace, Your Mercy, and Your Never-ending Love.

Amen.

Imagine

Imagine.

Did you click on it?

Did you listen to it?

I mean, did you listen to the words?

Every word?

Some of you did, I’m certain…

…I’m not the only one….