And just think, dumb asses like me are fooled into thinking these are people filled with joy and happiness, and that placing these idols in a window, is anymore than the pagan ritual of the dark ages, and that we should think something is seriously defective about these people.
Indeed Greeny2..indeed. Instead we tend to put the defect off on those who do not want to participate in this nonsense with others. Also I can find joy and Peace in life without all this "High Maintenance " stuff ..or Vanity.
You do understand ..do you not...that Joy and Happiness are also one of His names..including Peace?? And you do understand that this takes place all year..every year..not just at this time..yes?? Observing days times months and years????
I can see it all right now, him smiling and joyous while she is probably making evil idols, called Christmas cookies, and other baked goods, what is wrong with these people?
Oh no Greeny2...that is not what happened at all...for once he figured out how "High Maintenance " she really was ...it went down hill from there. He finally realized what I had been talking about for a long time...but was to blinded by the "appearance of commitment" verses real commitment. For you see Greeny2...the holiday season only meant more commitment from him....in addition to all the other commitments he was already doing. But when you are socially groomed to go into the "try out for approval mode" ...it is very difficult at first to see it for what it is. It was his expend ability and disposability for someone else's Joy. He gives up first place Risks...and comes in last.
This is what happens with many women who practice the football play substitution religion of prettys. He was just not trained in this religion..only the religion of running touchdowns. But he is now....!!
Must be a long line of them, now with someone else, who didn't have the high standards you do!
Oh...correct here Greeny2...quite correct. Right on the mark. For you see...the woman he married is one I gave up because I began to detect how high her "Maintenance Requirements" really were. He did not figure it out until after the "I do's" when she dropped her guard...and no longer sought to hide her maintenance costs.
For you see Greeny2...this is the danger of doing alot of "Trying out for approval." It blinds one to real conditions. It also makes it very easy for many females to substitute their play book for yours and get you to run touchdowns for them without you knowing a play substitution has even taken place.
Now ..if a woman wants to leave me over christmas...there is the door. Don't let it hit you on the way out. This is a clear sign of High Maintenance requirements. If christmas is the apex of her list......she is a shallow hollow high maintenance woman and needs to hit the bricks.
For once again..you see Greeny2...I have learned that the most difficult commodity to get from a woman is Peace...not Piece!!!
I can get piece from most women ..it is not a rare or endangered species..What is become very very rare and even endangered from women..is Peace. And I mean Peace all year long..
Piece is often a cover for High Maintenance costs on the unawares and easily deceived. Peace is the rare and valuable commodity a woman brings to a man who knows...and I will grant you Greeny2...many many men and males do not know. They haven't a clue because of phony sports conditioning.
And Peace is one of His names. Peace requires more work and commitment from a woman than does piece. Much much more.
With piece you often get only the "appearance of commitment." Particularly if it is the the only tool in their tool box.
Luke 8:16 -- “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light."
This is not a christmas tree...
It is also a different kind of Light..His Light.
Remember Jeremiah chapter 10.
Oh....and 54 trees ..is alot of trees on the public purse while so many are in bad shape out here. As my friend at work stated..."Let them eat cake."
Thanks to all for their posts,