Christmas presents under the tree
Spot the dog sitting next to me
Grandpa asleep in the easy chair
Where is grandma I see her no where
Mom is crying in her room
Dad is trying to heal her wounds
Food on the table just sitting there
Appetites gone and the chairs are bare
Television is off today
Music is softly playing a way
Christmas is a time for all to draw near
But not all feel this is true I say in fear
Lives are lived and thought to be
Merry as ever as all can be
Emotions come in a variety of ways
Christmas can come as a gloomy day
Draw near to each other and hold them tight
Look to God and see his bright light
Death picks no season nor time of year
God has it chosen but we should not fear
We live our lives by the golden rules
And whatever our God says we must do
Accept our lives for what they are
Share with each other here or afar
Praise the holy baby born
Do not live life so full of scorn
Christmas is not always as people say
But let’s stick together and praise the day.
- The Baby Jesus Loses the War on Christmas. A Good Thing (bloggingwithjane.wordpress.com)
- The Hope of Christmas & the Sandy Hook Tragedy (calvaryofjackson.com)
- Santa and Jesus Christ (urstrulie.wordpress.com)
- A Christmas Dinner Blessing (faithfulprovisions.com)
- The Real Meaning Of Christmas (tapcopim.com)
- God’s Inheritance – Gifts of Christmas (essentialthingdevotions.com)
- 5 Christmas Dinner Prayers (faithfulprovisions.com)
The Daily Post/The Daily Prompt
Being this close to the day the babies got shot, the utmost thing in my mind to change is the gun laws. Why is it so easy to get a gun in anyone’s hands? Why isn’t the strict of strictest background being practiced
In my eyes there are certain humans that should be allowed to have and own guns. Hunters and law officers. Hunters who live off of the land should be entitled to carry a weapon.
Remember the show called Little House on the Prairie? This is a prime example of the type of hunter I am talking about. They follow the rules of God. Loving their God first, their family and their land. They ate from the land, killing their own meat. Because I am partial to the show and have watched it so many times, I wonder if I would even by-pass a permit for this type of hunter, but yet equality needs to be done for all.
Law officers, anyone watching over another human being should be allowed to carry a gun. Policeman, and guards are just a couple of types that are here to protect us.There are guards that watch over our President. There are others who should be sitting in front of our public schools. All should still require to have a very strict background and drug test.
The ones we least suspect today are sometimes the culprit. My mom always told me when I was a little girl that policeman were our friends. I won’t go into any finger-pointing, but I could name a few times when the officer did not represent who he truly was.
If each human asking for permission to own a firearm had to go through extensive training, answer so many questions, bring proof of stability from a chosen doctor, would we need guards sitting in front of our schools?
Maybe, it would depend I guess on the area of the school, but does that really make a difference? Does an inner city versus a small town school make a difference? Can you see that to a person that is mentally ill,or carrying large amounts of anger, they are not thinking of where the school is located?
How are you affected by the school shootings? I mean setting aside the tears and pain, what are your after effects of these random shootings? Do you hesitate to go to the movies or maybe shop at the big shopping malls? Did it enter your head at all, the idea that there could be a person carrying a vengeance shopping less than five feet a way from where you are with your own cart?
Should we dig deeper to the degree of trying to scope out the reasons for brutal murders? Does it really matter now that this latest shooter and his mama are dead to know the motive? Will it bring the children back? How will knowing the background and motive prepare us for this kind of nonsense to not happen again?
Do we think that an ill person has a certain look? Would we recognize him or her if they were walking across the street? Does it have anything to do with their upbringing or maybe the rules that were or were not instilled in their minds? Maybe.
It all boils down in my simple mind back to the purchase of guns. Make the purchase tough. Get that extensive background check. Choose a doctor that is impartial, that can not be bought to give a statement and physical form to show the person’s mind-set.
What about a chip locator? Chips are placed into every electronic we purchase, could this be of any help if one was placed in a newly made gun or weapon? Maybe we should go so far as to ask the government, that if there are gun owners, they be mandated to have a drug and physical test every six months. It is a high honor to be able to carry a weapon. We want to feel safe in our supermarkets, our schools and local businesses. Do you think this would benefit us?
Hiring guards for schools, making physical assessments and thorough background checks is expensive. Can we the people find the funding for these extras? Compare this extra cost to the life of a child who was just killed by someone who was able to get a hold of a gun so easily. What do you think now of the added cost?
We come together to live in our communities whether in a small country town or a large inner city to live safely fearing no harm, We want to be able to go to our job places, our churches, go on vacations and go shopping without fear of who is standing near us. Please government offices and officers, put aside who is making more money or what tax cuts or increases everyone is getting. Change the laws. Keep America standing proud and tall. Help keep us all safe.