I’m feeling sick again.  Your prayers would be greatly appreciated!  Late this afternoon/early evening, the bad cough, body aches, and mild chills I had last Tuesday when I left work early have returned.

Merry CHRISTmas to all and to all a good night!

Did you know?  Jesus Christ most likely was not born on December 25th.

When was Jesus born? – This link seems to have pretty solid (read: Biblically accurate) information on it. – http://www.new-life.net/chrtms10.htm

Here’s what it says at the bottom of the page:

The purpose of this article is NOT to suggest that we change the day of Christmas or the year of our calendars! It is to give added meaning and insight to our Lord’s birth, particularly from a Jewish perspective. But shouldn’t we celebrate Jesus’ birthday on the correct day? If it really mattered to Jesus when we celebrate His birth, then He would have made the exact day crystal clear with absolute certainty. What we celebrate is far more important than the day we celebrate it one. For example, in the United States we celebrate Presidents’ Day in February, but this doesn’t mean that all the presidents were born in February.

The essential fact is that God did enflesh Himself in time and space (1 John 4:2). He was born from a woman on a specific day in a specific year, walked among us, died for our sins, was raised from the dead, and ascended into heaven. This is what we celebrate at Christmas: God was (and is) with us!

In other “news”, Devoted Dan passed 60,000 miles today on my way to church this morning. A small tribute to my faithful friend and photographic evidence of this milestone (pun intended) will follow in the next few days.  I first got him on January 3, 2004 and have been putting about 20,000 miles every year on him.  There is some error involved as the odometer is calibrated for the original 16″ x 6.5″ wheels and tires that original came with the vehicle.  I’d say well over 50,000 miles were logged with slightly larger “plus 1″ tires and wheels (17″ x 7”).

About USCTrojan4JC

God Follower, husband, father, USC Trojan alumnus, Mazda employee

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