Merry Christmas from Wherever!

Posted On Dec 23 2005 by

I’ve always wondered what a “normal” Christmas is. I’ll be 39 years old at the end of this month, and I’ve never celebrated Christmas the same way twice. I’ve spent Christmas:

1. In Pearl City, Hawaii
2. In Port Orchard and Bremerton, Washington
3. In San Diego, California
4. In Virginia Beach and Yorktown, Virginia
5. In Navy Boot Camp in Orlando, Florida
6. In the Persian Gulf onboard the USS Okinawa
7. In Davisburg, Pontiac, Lapeer, Waterford, and Oxford, Michigan
8. Without knowing Jesus for 30 years
9. Knowing Jesus for 8 years

I keep hearing about “traditions.” What’s a tradition? I’ll tell you what it is. It’s knowing that you have friends and family you love and who love you. From halfway around the world to sitting at the table next to me, I’ve always had people to celebrate Christmas with, people who I wouldn’t want to forge into a new year without.

Merry Christmas to all my new friends and my old ones. I am truly blessed.

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Written by Ron

Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.

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