Old Man Winter Knocked and Entered

These are pictures of home — I guess I miss the mountains down here in Louisiana ….

Everglades Christmas

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nomadruss in words and photos

Usually in North America Christmas is centered around scenes of snow and sitting around the fire. But what if you happen to be spending Christmas in say, Tasmania, or the Everglades, how might you celebrate there? Yesterday evening I was to find out. In the Everglades, as well as other parts of South Florida, a balmy Christmas of 78F comes with a boat parade. Boats duly decorated with Christmas lights met at the mouth of the Barren River and moved along the river into Everglades City where people gathered on the docks to watch the parade drift by. Here are just a couple images of the parade and a few of the individual boats. Wherever this may find you, may your Christmas be bright, even if not snowy and white.

What unique celebrations do you find where you live?

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I Put On…

A great affirmation, of God’s guidance and protection …

There are so many voices that speak, but who says you have to listen? God says, set your affections on things above and not on the earth. When spiritual creatures of immense dark power come raging with false accusations and false prophecies of defeat, put on the full amour of God. Put on every piece and let his voice alone speak into your mind and fill the depths of your heart, so that when its time perform his word in your life, no weapon formed against you will prosper.

Similar to this commercial I simply put on Christ.

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Santa Claus — Jesus … White or Black

Santa Claus and Jesus … White or Black

The latest viral episode from the left (liberal cool-aid drinking anti-American), RACE BAITERS, has come from a no brainer remark by one of the embattled Fox News commentators, Megan Kelly, about Santa Claus and Jesus being white. Let me clarify my position on Megan Kelly, I stopped watching her and most of Fox News because they are not actually what they say they are and do their part to promote the liberal position. In other words, I am no fan of Megan or Fox News, and I am not defending her statement because someone is attacking an idol.

One would have to go back and look at that segment in its entirety, to understand that she was not making a racial comment but just doing her job of attempting to get the two views from the hard opinions of the panel. Nonetheless, the RACE BAITERS jumped on her statement of Santa Claus being white, little was first put on Jesus being white, because he was not white. However, double checked, and triple checked myself, with a simple research concerning Santa Claus first; he was white if we trace his roots back to around 280 AD,, and the original Santa Claus, St. Nicholas.

Over the centuries St. Nicholas, the origin of the “mythical” little fat and jolly fellow known as “Santa Claus”, we find that indeed, he was white, and that is the color that has followed him through the cultural evolution. St. Nicholas was a Greek, Roman Catholic Bishop of Myra, present day Hungry. The evolution to the present day Santa Claus (originally Dutch “sinterklass” as interpretation for St. Nicholas), was not simply an American invention, but cultures of the world over the centuries.

The whole thing started with the comment by Kelly’s guest Alsha Harris, who commented, it is time to change the color of Santa Claus … and Kelly was right; just because Santa Claus being white offends you doesn’t mean it has to change … I agree.

As for the color of Jesus, Jesus was Jewish, and unfortunately, Kodak color film was not around, so we do not know of what shade of olive He was. Moreover, the Jesus of my Bible does not tell me, it does not say white, nor does it say black!

My Jesus is of actually no color, because He died for the sins of the world every person … big, small, little children, rich poor, fat, skinny, black, white, red, brown, or olive, and all shades in-between if color of skin was not important to Him, why should His skin color make any difference be to us. Nuff said.

Thanks … R.S. Helms