There truly is a Spirit of Christmas that transcends the worldly events that somehow occupy mans being on Earth. One such event is war. There is no more brutal expression of man’s ignorance then the conflicts that have littered our history. Yet, even in war, “love’s pure light” will shine.
On December 24th, 1914, heavenly peace did descend upon the trenches of World War One, when the soldiers of the Germany, French, and English Armies castaway their hate, and for a brief moment in time found “Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards Men.”
On that cold Christmas Eve night, Germany soldiers began decorating their trenches by placing candles on trees while singing Christmas Carols. One such carol was “Stille nacht, heilige nacht.” The British soldiers responded by singing the English version…….. “Silent Night, Holy Night.”
Eventually both sides would walk across “No Man’s Land” and exchange greetings and small gifts. Little did Father Josef Mohr, the composer of “Silent Night,” know that one day the words he penned would, even if only for a short time, help stop the madness of war and bring enemies together in peace:
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace
Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born
Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth “
Announcing a viewing of the documentary “The Agenda, ” followed by a group discussion
What: The “AGENDA” viewing
When: Friday, December 3, 2010 7:00 PM
Where: Salmon Falls Church of Christ
336 Salmon Falls Rd.
Rochester, NH 03868
Sponsors: Rochester 9-12 Group
Have you ever wondered why America has Changed so drastically in the last few years? Is it just the natural moral and spiritual decay of a culture or is there something else behind it? The makers of the Documentary “The Agenda” believe there is something behind it and they documented it, in the video the “Agenda”
You are invited to come and hear 16 well known Americans share their beliefs on what is behind the decline of American morals and spirituality. The Documentary will be shown next Friday night December 3 at 7:00 PM at the Salmon Falls Road Church of Christ, 336 Salmon falls Road, Rochester N.H.
Directions to the building : Take Rt. 202 to intersection of Salmon Falls Road and 202 turn on Salmon Falls Road toward Milton and watch for sign about 500 yards on right. There will also be a children’s video for the children. For more information Call Lyle Duell at 207-651-0703.
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A Thanksgiving Day Prayer
by Brian F. King
O Lord, with humble hearts we pray
Thy blessing this Thanksgiving Day
And ask that at table place,
Where grateful folk say words of grace,
That Thou will come to share the yield
Thy bounty gave to farm and field.
We pray thy love will bless, O Lord,
Each hearth, each home, each festive board;
And that Thy peace will come to stay
Where candles glow, Thanksgiving Day.
God Bless and Peace Be With You
Although Thanksgiving was not official declared a national holiday until the 1860’s, it was President George Washington who offered the first proclamation setting aside a day for the Nation to give thanks for its many blessings.
By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America
WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”
NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed;– for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;– for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;– and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions;– to enable us all, whether in publick or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
(signed) G. Washington
Next week (Nov.14, 2010) the featured guest on the NH Perspective radio show will be journalist, author, EU minister, and principled conservative Daniel Hannan. We will be discussing Mr. Hannan’s book, “The New Road to Serfdom.” In preparation for the interview here is a ‘Best of…’ video presentation.
America is in a fiscal freefall. Our total national deficit exceeds 13 trillion dollars (at this writing). 47 out 50 State are facing financial uncertainty. California, New Jersey, Illinois, and Mass. are bankrupt. Cities and towns across the United States are facing chaos in their own budgets. Outgoing U.S. Senator Judd Gregg stated that if we continue down this path of fiscal irresponsibility, we will become just like Greece. But how did we find ourselves in this position as a country, and what (if anything) can be done about it?
There are numerous reasons and attitudes that led us to this place and in no small measure public sector employees hold a great deal of responsibility for the calamity we find ourselves in. Journalist and Sr. Fellow at the Manhattan Institute Steven Malanga has written a fantastic new book, Shakedown – The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer, that not only talks about the cause of our collective mess, but provides insight on how we should deal with the problem.
In the book Malanga details how a selfish triad of publicly funded community organizations, public sector unions and big government formed an alliance that helped strengthen their collective power, while robbing the American taxpayer.
Make no mistake about it, Malanga’s new book is a true crime novel, with an unholy trinity (community organizers, public sector employees, and big government) of self-serving entities as the villains, and the shell-shocked citizens of everyday America the victims. Like parasites who feed off their host, even as the host grows weaker, this trinity cares more about their self-seeking survival than that of the very body that provides them their existence.
Steven Malanga’s new book, is a must read for public sector employees, representative sworn to serve the people, and citizens who open their wallets in support of public initiatives. Read Malanga’s new book, Shakedown – The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer, so you understand the issue and what can be done about it.
NOTE: Steven Malanga appeared on our show, NH Perspective, on Nov. 7, 2010. The full audio of that interview will be posted within our Archive Section on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010
AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY –Tea Party Express IV
AFP-NH is proud to host the Tea Party Express Welcoming Rally immediately preceding the Tea Party Express “Liberty At The Ballot Box” Rally on the State House Lawn on Monday, November 1st. Concord will be the Tea Party Express’ last stop on its national tour and promises to be an exciting and well attended event. During the day, AFP-NH will host events in Eagle Square in Concord and a volunteer phone bank and door to door staging center on November 1st from 11 AM to 9 PM at Tandy’s Top Shelf at One Eagle Square (directly across from the State House) in Concord, NH. A lunch and dinner buffet will be provided by AFP for volunteers throughout the day. AFP Tea Party events will also be held from noon until 5 PM in Eagle Square. Attendees to all of these events will be encouraged to come over to Tandy’s to volunteer, warm up, and grab a snack throughout the day’s program. AFP t-shirts will be given out to the first 50 volunteers. 107.7 FM The Pulse talk-show host Brian Tilton will be on live at Tandy’s from 1 PM to 3 PM.
PARTIAL EVENT SCHEDULE TANDY’S TOP SHELF, ONE EAGLE SQUARE, CONCORD
11AM to 9PM – AFP’s Freedom Phone Bank Call Center.
- We are going to make 2010 calls at this phone bank!
- Free AFP T-Shirts for the first 50 phone bank volunteers
- Lunch and dinner buffet provided for all phone bank volunteers
- Special guests will swing by throughout the day to thank our volunteers
1 PM to 3 PM – Brian “The Bulldog” Tilton will host his show live! ·
Special guests will appear on Brian’s show throughout the day. Stop on by to say hello to “The Bulldog.”
EAGLE SQUARE, CONCORD (Behind the Bell Clock across from the State House)
Noon to 5 PM - AFP-NH Eagle Square Kick-Off
- Eagle Square Rally Kick Off with Jeff Chidester of WGIR AM 610 and 96.7 The Wave, Corey Lewandowski, AFP-NH Executive Director, and Tom Thomson, AFP Honorary Chairman and son of former Governor “Ax The Tax” Mel Thomson
- See AFP’s “Smart Car!”
- Local 9-12 group, Tea Party, and other freedom and liberty-minded speakers.
- Official Tea Party Express Vendors and Merchandise
STATE HOUSE LAWN, CONCORD 5 PM to 6 PM – AFP-NH “November is Coming” and Tea Party Express Welcome Rally – A partial list of speakers include:
- Morning Talk Radio Host Todd Feinburg, WRKO AM 680 Boston
- Jennifer Horn
- Ovide Lamontagne
- Jack Kimball
- Kevin Smith of Cornerstone Policy Research
- Corey Lewandowski of Americans for Prosperity and many more!
Tea Party Express “Liberty At The Ballot Box Tour Rally – 6 PM to 9 PM – A partial list of speakers include:
- Conservative Radio Talk Show Host and former CEO of Godfathers Pizza, Herman “The Hermanator” Cain
- Singer and Entertainer Lloyd Marcus
- Tea Party Express Founder Amy Kremer,
- Fox News Commentator and NY Times Best Selling Author Tammy Bruce and many more! · Expect a special additional guest or two!
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