Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Does anybody know what a slow clap moment is? If you can remember movies such as “Lucas” or “Rudy” you will remember the movies ending with such a moment. A slow clap moment is when one person starts to clap really slowly then speeds up the clapping. This causes a chain reaction where everybody in the room also begins to clap until the entire area of people are all clapping. I saw these things as a child and I believed this type of situation was actually a reality. I always dreamed of having this type of moment, but sadly in thirty-one years I had never experienced one. Because of my mental illness I have a hard time distinguishing reality from fantasy. When I watch a movie or television show I end up believing this fantasy world is actually real. I take the fantasy from these worlds and apply them to reality creating the world I live in on a daily basis. My wife needs to constantly remind me that these things are not real. I was getting close to giving up this dream until this last Saturday where my dream finally came true.

I remember telling my oldest sister about two weeks ago about my sadness over never experiencing this type of moment. She laughed a little over this because it sounded silly to her. I never would have expected she would contact everyone in the family and planned to pull off a slow clap moment for me at our Christmas party. When it was my turn to open my gift from her she stood up and made a little speech then to my surprise when she finished she started to slowly clap. Right after she started clapping soon one-by-one everyone in the family started to clap along until the entire room was clapping in unison. I was at first blushing then the reality hit me that a dream I always wished for but knew would never happen became a reality. I was so happy. Thank you sis this was one of the greatest gifts I had ever received.

This was one of the best Christmases I have ever had. For the first time in ten years my entire family was together on Christmas Eve. All of my family except for my oldest sister lives in Bemidji Minnesota. This is about a four to five hour drive, and we really do not see each other too much, let alone being all together at the same time. It makes me sad that I do not have a better relationship with my parents and siblings. I feel a bit out of the loop on the times we do spend together. I almost feel like an outsider looking in, regardless of this I still tried to soak up every moment of it. I got a great gift from my mom, and the kids were all excited for their gifts, it was a great time.

I was more excited this year than any other over the gifts we got our children, and the gift I got for my wife. I have been counting down the days until Christmas morning. I think I was more excited than my kids were this year. We got my oldest son an iPod Touch, my daughter got an electric scooter and a video camera, and my youngest son just got a shit load of small things which added up to big things. As a gift for the entire family we bought an Xbox 360 Kinect and a few games.  I got my wife this really nice Eco-Citizen Drive watch, and I was so excited for her to open it. I wasn’t wearing my glasses so I am not sure if she liked it as much as I thought she would. I just loved seeing their faces and the excitement of getting the gifts they asked for. I sat there wondering if they realized how great they have it. There are many families out there that are not as blessed as we are. I just hope they realize that.

All in all it was a great Christmas, and I hope all my readers had just as great of a Christmas as we did.

Corey one of my readers did a Facebook post the other day on how she prefers to keep the Christ in x-mas. I read this post at first and giggled because religion is funny, but then I sat and contemplated how as a society we tend to refer to this time of year as x-mas, or just simply as happy holidays. I know in spoken form it is still Christmas, but it is in written form where we have shortened it. Now thinking like a Christian I may be forced to analyze this subtle change, and ponder if this is a minor or significant change. I wonder if this has anything to do with Satan’s plan to completely detach humanity from our Lord and Savior.

Lucifer/Satan was a prideful angle who refused to bow down to Gods greatest creation Adam. Lucifer knew he was by far a better creation than man, and gathered is other angles hommies and decided to take out God. Well obviously Lucifer was defeated and was exiled from heaven, and sent to earth, or was it hell? I have read that Satan is God of this earth, but I do not know if when he was defeated where he was actually sent, but I digress. So Lucifer/Satan was cast out of heaven along with his hommies. Satan’s new plan to get one over on God is by stealing souls away from Him. My theory is Satan does this not only to take away one of Gods children, but he also does this so he has an opportunity to torture those he refused to bow down to.

There is a saying that goes something like this “Satan’s greatest trick upon humanity is by getting them to believe he doesn’t exist.” This is true because if we do not believe in Satan, then really eternal wise we don’t need to be accountable for our actions. I also think Satan has done his trick by pushing Gods true meaning out of our lives. I believe Satan has done everything to taint this religion, and sadly he is doing a great job. I think he has infiltrated the very Word of God. He does this in many ways.

Although originally a pagan holiday; Christmas and Easter have a significant meaning in the Christian tradition. Easter used to be about Christ’s resurrection, but has been tainted by capitalism and has been turned into something so twisted from its original meaning. The same can be said for Christmas. This is supposed to be about the birth of our Lord and Savior, but has also been tainted by being turned into a time where we get presents. This is just one way Satan has tricked us into separating from God. We put more emphasis on gifts than we do the meaning. Yes this is a time of giving so naturally people will receive, but it ends up being about gifts, and less about his birth. In most cases we have to say “happy holidays” because we are so worried about offending people. Come to think about it, in order to be politically correct you should never talk about religion.

Another way Satan steals our souls is by changing the Word. One of the commandments is to honor the Sabbath. The Christian/Catholic religion has changed the Sabbath from the seventh day of the week to the first. Every time we enter a church for worship we are essentially sinning against God. He not only changed the Sabbath he also distorted the true meaning of God. I am not sure which book you all study out of but I can guarantee you it is not the real word. The bible continues to change with each new addition with minor changes to each one. With each new generation they are all learning something new and different pointing them into the direction of sin. Before Jesus was Jesus he was the Word, and Satan has changed the Word of God into the Word of man.

Matthew Chapter 15 verse 6

6 He shall be absolved from honouring his father’; and so you have abrogated God’s Word for the sake of your tradition.

Finally I believe Satan has thrown the commandments of God completely out of the book by teaching we are saved by grace not works. I know not all churches do this, but it is being done. He has turned the crucifixion of Christ against us, to believe we can do whatever we want because Jesus died for the sins I committed yesterday, and the ones I plan on committing today. Instead of being obedient to Gods laws, we step all over them because we think “hey all I have to do is ask for forgiveness and I am straight.” I see churches teach this type of salvation and this is wrong. In many of Jesus teaching he urges us to be obedient to the Father. I believe he put such an emphasis on this because he knew what was going to happen in the future.  

 Matthew Chapter 7 verse 21-23

21 “Not every one who says to me, `Master, Master,’ will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but only those who are obedient to my Father who is in Heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, “`Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name expelled demons, and in Thy name performed many mighty works?’ 23 “And then I will tell them plainly, “`I never knew you: begone from me, you doers of wickedness.’

I want to wish my readers a very Merry Christmas. I truly appreciate your loyal readership. Since this blog is an intimate window into my soul I feel as if I have shared much with my readers. This is a very intriguing relationship because I know nothing of you yet I bare my soul directly to you. It is those who comment I have grown a special relationship to. In many of the posts I write I have you in mind. I look forward to Ramblings response to my rare Christian mind frame, and I look forward to Johanna and Coreys response telling me where I misinterpret the Word.

Merry X-Mas