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Pulling Down the Wage Payer

By MoMnmb
“You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.” -Abraham Lincoln

Although it is doubtful that the Democratically controlled Congress will heed Lincolns advice, it behooves us to to spread this philosophy among ourselves until we as a people actually believe it. Too often in our greed and jealousy we "wage earners" secretly wish the "wage payer" would be pulled down. Our nation is wallowing in debt, not just nationally but personally. We persistently spend more than we earn, increasing our jealousy of those who earn more than we do. We would like to be taken care of and allowed to live a life of so called luxury- never having to worry about how we will care for ourselves or our families. When we, as a nation of individuals, no longer demand these impossible things from our government we may be able to find the real happiness we all so desperately pursue.


The Santa Question

By MoMnmb
So what do you tell your kids about Santa? Do you ever fell like you are lying to your kids? I never did until my friend pointed out that we could be destroying our kid’s faith by telling him about a person who lives and operates and then finally admitting that he isn’t really real. Will they wonder at whether Jesus is really real? My friend told me she took a different approach. She felt like Santa was all of us.
So I used that to explain to my kids as they got older that they could be “Santa” too. We look for opportunities to “be Santa” for someone. They know that when they receive a gift from Santa that it is from Mom and Dad but they understand the idea now. And they understand that we can be like Jesus in the same way. We can follow him and do his works. But Jesus is a real being not a role. He is actually our Brother and he loves us with a real love. It is his birth that we celebrate on Christmas. Not Santa Claus at the North Pole bringing greedy kids and adult presents. When we center our celebration on Christ and not popular culture, we get it, and so will our kids.
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