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A Time To Mourn – Even During Christmas

All Christmas’ are joyous.
Gods gift to man, celebrated.

Not just a baby in a manger…
But Good Will.

A hand of good will from a Good God, extended toward needy man in the most sacrificial expression this earth will ever know.

Love made tangible.
A quiet miracle birthed in an obscure place, yet celebrated even so, with angelic fanfare to humble shepherds.

Christmas.
It’s Christmastime.

But this year…our nation suffered a devastating blow.
We were not punched in our gut. We were not kicked in our sides.

We were raped savagely of our joy.
Our young ones – our innocent babies – were brutally, cruelly, yanked out of our grasps.

We were powerless to stop the insane mind that attacked them and he ripped into their little sweet bodies with bullets that were crafted with intent to stop evil men, not tear down young ones on the threshold of life.

This year, we will again celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th.
Evil does not stop Good.

But our brothers and sisters of Sandy Hook mourn.
Gifts under trees will remain unopened, just as the eyes that would have sparkled with delight will also remain unopened.

Beds are not slept in.
Breakfast dishes are not left in the sink.
Shoes remain on the floor; there are no little toes to fill them.

Closets full of Christmas splendor that were meant to adorn little spindly frames will now retain their contents.

And mothers and fathers will wake to hearts of stone; no appetite, eyes clouded with pain, and arms aching with emptiness.

No voices at five a.m. to wake them up too early.
No one bounding upon the bed, or down the stairs.
No laughter.

No laughter because there are …
No children.

Celebrations continue all over our nation. Music plays through unseen speakers over our heads while Santas in the mall pose for one more snapshot.
But not for everyone.

A shadow hangs over our land.
This wound is deep.
We bleed still.
Christmas Day will come, and you will be tempted to put the thoughts of their suffering out of your mind so that you can enjoy what is before you.
That is human nature.

I adjure you most urgently: Ignore it.
Ignore that urge and walk to a quiet place, lifting those parents up in prayer as if you were praying for your own shattered heart.

It’s okay to cry on Christmas.
It’s okay to feel sad sometimes.

There is time to mourn.
Do not let them mourn alone.

They need your prayers.
Our prayers.

This Christmas as you celebrate, you will feel a small shadow pass between the brilliant sunlight of your own joy and its source.

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It is the grief of your brothers and sisters of Sandy Hook.
It wafts through the atmosphere of our nation.

When you become aware of it, acknowledge it, and then acknowledge them – in prayer.

Take them to the One who has vowed that He will not leave our souls desolate.
Implore Him to help them recover, and then leave them in his care.

To see one who suffers, and feel sad, is not enough.
Do what you know you can do.
In this way, we love one another.
We are one nation under God.
Their suffering is our own.

Do not be afraid to feel sad on Christmas; rather, channel those emotions into something that will help them heal.

Remember with them…
Stand with them in spirit…
Mourn with them…

It is difficult.
It is painful.
It costs.
It is True Love.
And it is crucial for our nation’s healthy recovery.

Merry Christmas.

Leah

For tangible demonstrations of support:
If you wish to make a donation by check, please send to:

‘My Sandy Hook Family Fund’
c/o Wells Fargo Bank
26 Church Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470

Left Wingers to Finance Wisconsin 14 – CDN Fights Back

One of my readers forwarded an email to me asking if there was something Conservatives could do to counter a destructive move by the liberals.

Mr. Editor,

My Daughter is signed up on some left wing-extremist web site and sent this to me asking for money. She thinks that because I was in a union that I would support this mess. I was in a union because I had no choice. If I wanted that job, I had to pay union dues. Scott Walker is giving workers the individual right to elect to not have union dues come out of their paychecks and go to causes they don’t support. I wish there had been a Governor Walker in my working years.

Here’s the email, is there a way to counter this?

Over the weekend, I sent an email asking you to support the 14 Wisconsin Democratic Senators who left the state to prevent Republicans from passing a bill that strips workers of their collective bargaining rights. Now, I’m emailing to ask you again.

Please, donate $14 to the Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee, $1 for each of the heroic Senators.

There are 19 Republicans in the state Senate, but 20 Senators are needed for a quorum to pass the bill. If even one Democratic Senator returns to Wisconsin, s/he will be rounded up by the state police, brought to the state Capitol, and the bill will pass. If that happens, tens of thousands of workers will lose their rights.

Senate Republicans are pressuring the 14 Democrats by passing bills that require the presence of only 17 Senators. Further, groups funded by Wall Street are running television ads attacking the Dems.

The strain on these Democrats is immense. We must serve as a counterweight by providing tangible support. That’s why at Daily Kos we’ve added the Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee to the Orange to Blue 2012 page. The sole purpose of this committee is to support the Democratic nominee in each of Wisconsin’s 33 state Senate districts.

Please, donate $14 to the Wisconsin Senate Democrats, $1 for each of the heroic Democratic Senators. Your contribution will make an immediate, substantive impact on a huge political fight.

In solidarity,
Chris Bowers
Campaign Director, Daily Kos

YES! There is something we can do about it. It’s time to .. Give ’em Hell!! I haven’t received a response to phone calls and email to understand where exactly we should send the money, so I have included the emails and office addresses of every one of the grandest 19!

We can send $5 dollars to each of the Republican Senators. Spend $20 dollars of your own money and pick four Senators to send it to. Post a comment as to whom you supported so we support them all. As the founder and editor-in-chief of ConservativeDailyNews.com, I will personally contribute $40. First comment will show who I am sending money to. Will you join me?

Robert Cowles (R) District 2

Photo of Senator Cowles

Send Donations to:
Room 319 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/sen02/news/photo.htm

Email: Sen.Cowles@legis.wisconsin.gov

Alberta Darling (R) District 8

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Send Donation To:
Room 317 East
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=8

Email: [email protected]

Michael Ellis (R) District 19

Photo of Senator Ellis

Send Donation To:
Room 220 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=19

Email: [email protected]

Scott Fitzgerald (R) District 13

Photo of Senator FitzgeraldSend Donations To:
Room 211 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=13

Email: [email protected]

Pam Galloway (R) District 29

Friends of Dr. Pamela Galloway (Wisconsin State Senate)

Send Donations to:

Room 409 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=29

Email: [email protected]

Glenn Grothman (R) District 20

Photo of Senator Grothman

Send Donations:

Room 10 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=20

Email: [email protected]

Sheila Harsdorf (R) District 10

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Send Donations To:
Room 18 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=10

Email: [email protected]

Randy Hopper (R) District 18

Photo of Senator Hopper

Send Donations To:
Room 310 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=18

Email: [email protected]

Dan Kapanke (R) District 32

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Send Donation To:
Room 316 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-788

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=32

Email: [email protected]

Neal Kedzie (R) District 11

Photo of Senator Kedzie

Send Donations To:
Room 313 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=11

Email: [email protected]

Frank Lasee (R) District 1

Frank Lasee Wisconsin Senate District 1

Send Donations to:

Room 104 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=1

Email: [email protected]

Mary Lazich (R) District 28

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Send Daonations To:

Room 8 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=28

Email: [email protected]

Joseph Leibham (R) District 9

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Send Donations To:

Room 15 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=9

Email: [email protected]

Terry Moulton (R) District 23

Send Donations:
Room 306 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=23
Email: [email protected]

Luther Olsen (R) District 14

Photo of Senator Olsen

Send Donations To:

Room 123 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=14

Email: [email protected]

Dale Shultz (R) District 17

Photo of Senator Schultz

Send Donations To:
Room 122 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=17

Email: [email protected]

Leah Vukmir (R) District 5

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Send Donations To:

Room 131 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=5

Email: [email protected]

Van Wanggaard (R) District 21

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Send Donations To:

Room 319 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=21

Email: [email protected]

Rich Zipperer (R) Disctrict 33

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Room 323 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=33

Email: [email protected]

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