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Learning from the Earthly Father of the Savior

The nativity of the Savior

“The Nativity” by Ted Henninger

On Christmas Day, we attended church services. The music was uplifting and the program was unique: a man reading the New Testament scriptures relating directly to the birth of the Savior.

I had heard all of these before. I had read them before. Yet I had never understood something I could learn from this story. I learned more about the character of Joseph—the man the Lord selected to be the earthly father of His only son.

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Veterans Day 2010


United States Flag

There aren’t too many subjects that are all but guaranteed to make me emotional, but America, patriotism, and those who serve in the Armed Forces are near the top of that list. I have known many who have defended this country and I am awed by their willingness to sacrifice, and the scale of that sacrifice, so that the rest of us can enjoy freedom. “Thank you” is entirely inadequate, but must be said. I am frequently appalled at the way we treat our vets, even today. They richly deserve our highest honors and unwavering gratitude, regardless of whether we approve of the war they are fighting or, indeed, of war in general.

So, to those who have served our country, and by extension me and my family, THANK YOU. I am deeply grateful.

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