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#HolidayGreetings 12-18 thru 1-2

I wish you a wonderful season, safe and filled with family. See y’all January 2nd!

 

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Man vs. Nature saga, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the acclaimed Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Winter 2022

105 thoughts on “#HolidayGreetings 12-18 thru 1-2

  1. Sending you and your loved ones Jacqui the best wishes for a blessed Christmas and much joy in the New Year. Let’s trust 2022 will bring us less worry about our health and the health of our loved ones. We have sailed the past two years heroically. From my heart I wish you all the best!

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    • Thank you so much, Ina, and to you too. I so enjoy your posts. They open my eyes to a part of the world I knew nothing about. This last one–about Croatia helping downed US pilots during WWII–I will enjoy that over the holiday. See you after the new year.

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  2. Thank you so much for your good wishes.
    Wish you too a Happy and blissful time ahead.
    In advance, Merry Christmas 🎄⛄
    With a best wishes for new year 2022. Let it be a great year for the Mankind and the World 🌎 🎊🎁💖❤️

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  3. Thank you for sharing!!.. hope you have a wonderful holiday, Christmas and New Year filled with peace, love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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      • Hello Sister Jacqui!~ So good of you to say! I agree we have to keep on carrying on, even though it’s getting near impossible to break a smile these days at times. But here is why it matters to keep trying; I read how a blogger doesn’t celebrate Christmas because she doesn’t agree that was the intent of God for all this materialistic pagan stuff, ya know that talk about the Romans and Constantine fouling it up, which if he wasn’t the one it would be many others to come who disrupt and pollute the genuine article because we are all fallen; but let’s face it after the Reformation things have been many times fouled up by others in modern times even more; who take the faith off the rails in some instances, too.

        I’m going to write to her, to let her know I understand, but even though I feel the way she is speaking and believing at times in my own outlook as she does in her Christian faith, I think God and Jesus love it when families and friends actually join together in prayer, on Christmas, to Jesus and our heavenly Father, thanking them but also enjoy each other with love; which is why Jesus came in the first place! Because the Father did so love us, his children, so infinitely that He would go through all of the torment and suffering in our places in order to fulfill His plan, by an act of love; to give us that greatest Gift! We just have to accept it and then hold up our end of the arrangement through Free Will; which is why there had to be a fall!

        Love must be a Free Act, Giving comes from the Heart and Soul where Genuine Love resides; not contrived or forced or robotic, none of which would be love at all. And so, while doing that sharing that genuine Heartfelt Joy and Love for and with each other, is for Pete’s sake, so beautiful to our Savior and Father. Just don’t cheapen it and get overly or so into materialistic nonsense, which is what I think has dampened this good ladies outlook about it, and if the gift or giving is genuine with heart and human love as sisters and brothers; God loves all of it with us! But, to carry that forward all year long is the proper thing to do!

        And I loved my Christmas’ as a younger person and adult though I admit getting things was a huge aspect of it, but I was a kid then and now when I look back at all those family times and happiness, all loving each other while making a great day of it, with all the relatives and so on; I wouldn’t trade all those memories for anything! As they say don’t ever throw out the baby with the bath water, and I know that is ridiculous nobody would, I hope; but it emphasizes like in the matter of the Church being in disarray or any important holiday celebration; not to let the human frailties and imperfections stymie the situation to the point that we are in a sense giving up on trying to share and spread happiness and joy!

        There was so much good in it that I can still see and this lady I hadn’t noticed or seen online in quite a while, I think may have some certain melancholy thing going on and I get it! So I can help with that, I do believe, with my razor sharp no sugar coating but humane thinking along with some humor to draw out the happiness; that really is hiding in there! I’ll give it a try at least! “This is what the Spirit of Christmas” is all about; and even in spite of what the devils of the world have been doing to us all they are not going to defeat me, and make me give up or quit; no way they can’t do it, no how, and impossible; I will not allow it!

        Thank you for being around at the right moment to help conceptualize and draw out this important perspective and understanding! Amen.
        God bless you!!!
        Brother in Christ,
        Lawrence

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          • That’s true Jacqui. Too much misinformation, even information overload and deception going on! We do live in a culture of promotion of one thing or another or if I can use my no sugar coating again, really exploitation is rampant. Now don’t get me wrong there is real truth and a kind of value to the adage that money makes the world go around and that is the “ways of the world” at work 24/7 365 days a year! So to be more concise I think we have to accept a substantial degree of promotion and manipulation or tantalizing which is to be expected in the competitive survival game; because we are consumers by nature and that is just the way it is! But the art of deception is so complex today and with AI along with the High Tech Digital Revolution I see a very nefarious underbelly to the growing manipulation or even deceptive practices going on in society at large. And this can be and often is especially true with our government coupled to their massive tool or propaganda arm MSM!

            I could ramble on and get into a whole lot of things but what I really want to get across now is how the old adage of “Buyer Beware” was always a good thought to keep in mind so we don’t get hoodwinked into buying some snake oil or other useless bill of goods; but I think what’s on the horizon that will mesmerize populations is very scary, like yes Orwellian Dystopian Reality, and even worse!

            But pertaining to this lady I see how many of us can get melancholy or sad and just want to withdraw too much, you know that idea of crawl into your shell to hide and that is counterproductive; its Buyer Beware but don’t overreact, which I think has happened to this good lady!

            OK, you can count on it I will see you next year and looking forward to that! Thanks again and you take good care!
            Have a beautiful loving Christmas and God bless you and yours!
            Thank you very much again!
            Lawrence

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