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December 2016 Dinner Topics Newsletter: Christmas is about Jesus Christ

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Dear Friends,

Welcome to Epicworld Dinner Topics!

nativityCHRISTMAS IS NOT multi-cultural. Christmas is unique to Biblical Culture, for without Christ, there would be no Christmas. It is called Western Civilization because it is civilized. Yes, despite the dogmas of moral relativism, Judeo-Christian culture is a superior culture. Western Culture has more respect for women and children, more religious and other liberty, more prosperity, more peace than any other culture. And it’s all because of the teachings of Christ.

Unlike other cultures, and contrary to what the media may tell you, we do not kill people we disagree with; we don’t treat certain groups as second-class citizens. We do require citizenship to enjoy Constitutional rights, but any country has to have laws and borders, or it is not a country.

Europe, the origin of Western Culture, is disintegrating because those peoples have failed to protect the cornerstone of civilization. When a nation stops obeying the Ten Commandments, it descends into savagery.

In the 1930s, the first school of political correctness convened in Frankfurt Germany. There the masterminds decided that the only way to achieve their agenda was to destroy Western Culture, for as long as Christians believed in God and moral absolutes, they stood in the way of the Marxist revolution. The first priority was to destroy the family. So Cultural Marxism was sown, and we are reaping its bitter fruits of moral relativism, multiculturalism, atheism, sexual anarchy, lawlessness, religious persecution, drug addiction, tyranny … the depressing list goes on and on.

christmasshepherds2            And we have watched Christmas become a junk fest. In secular society, Christ is missing from Christmas. The best gift we can give our children this year, and all year long, is the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is only one plan of happiness that works: Faith, repentance, and obedience to God’s commandments. If we do not pass on these precious truths, our children will fall prey to all the deceptive counterfeits that lead to misery.

This is a serious message for this joyful season, but if we preserve and protect the true meaning of Christmas, we will have peace now, and there will be no post-holiday letdown. Instead, we will enjoy the Christmas Spirit all year long.

Highlights

  • Joy and Spiritual Survival
  • Gift of the Magi, story of sacrifice
  • Christmas Symbols
  • Making a difference—American Family Association’s leavening influence
  • Defining Moment—Sharia vs. the Constitution
  • Joy of Christmas Music

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for visiting. Come often; Stay Late,

Christine Davidson

News and Updates

birthright_cvrNew! A  novel by C.A. Davidson—Christian fiction on Cultural Heritage. A historical novel so relevant it pops like today’s news! A wholesome classic to share with your children and grandchildren.

Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

The U.S. Constitution is the key to securing liberty for all Americans — yet very few know exactly what it says, and what freedoms it protects. Hillsdale College is dedicating this year to educating millions of Americans about this critical document. That’s why the College is offering its most popular course, “Constitution 101” for free, when you sign up now, and receive first lesson by email. 

NEW PAGE! If you miss the newsletter, or just want an inspirational message on cultural topics, you can visit our new Inspiration Page. Topics include Moral Compass, Armor of God, History Heroes, Eternal Perspective,  and more.

Theme Quotes for December: Christmas is about Jesus Christ

nativityclipartWithout Jesus Christ, there would be no Christmas. He is the Reason for the Season.

Wise men still follow Him.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare him room. ~Isaac Watts

Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful, joyful and triumphant! Come and behold him, born the King of angels; Oh, come let us adore him; Christ the Lord. ~John F. Wade

Jesus Christ is the Gift from God. For God so loved the world, He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him may not perish but have everlasting life. ~John 3:16

I challenge you to …return to [your] Christian faith and to the strong religious foundation that is so essential for peace of mind and real happiness. ~L. Tom Perry

Sometimes the most precious and sacred things are right in front of us, in plain sight, but we cannot or will not see them …I promise that if we unclutter our lives a little bit and in sincerity and humility seek the pure and gentle Christ with our hearts, we will see Him, we will find Him—on Christmas and throughout the year. ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

At the meridian of time, in a place so obscure and humble that it was overlooked by the wise and mighty of the world, our Redeemer was born. If this same small, innocuous event occurred in our time, we might well wonder if our own eyes would know what to look for; if we would see our Friend, and open the doors of our souls. ~C.A. Davidson

Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Peace at Christmas

quote-simplifySome practical advice: A friend was feeling stressed about getting gifts, while her husband could get all the shopping done on Christmas Eve. It’s a little late now, but you can still apply what I have learned over many years, and next year you can see a real quote-maynes-gospel-christ-centerdifference. I start looking and Christmas shopping in the summer time, taking advantage of sales. I am not a Black Friday shopper, unless it is online. I use Black Friday to mail my out of town packages. There is no line at the post office. By the time December starts, I have my shopping done. Use December to plan meals and other details. Also, don’t forget to take supplements that calm your nerves, like Calcium and magnesium, vitamin B complex, and Omega 3. These things do make a difference.

Most important of all, put Jesus Christ first. After all, He is the Reason for the Season. Fill your home with real Christmas hymns. Put aside trivial and petty concerns. Relax, and enjoy your family.

 

Classical Music this month provided by: Sibelius, Beethoven, Puccini

December Preview

The Dinner Topic Theme November: Christmas is about Jesus Christ

christmascandleFeatured Topics

The Parenting Value for this month: Chastity and Fidelity

Famous Birthdays: Walt Disney, Sibelius, Beethoven, Puccini

Culture Wars:Destructive Consequences of Suppressing the Truth

  • Progressive “Faith” and the Brave New Beehive

Defining Moment: Sharia vs. the Constitution

Faith: Joy and Spiritual Survival

  • The Perfect Path to Happiness

Christmas: Symbolism of Christmas

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  • A Jew comments on Christmas Trees
  • Charlie Brown Christmas Story
  • Christ and the Gift of the Magi

History: Walt Disney Christmas stories before Political Correctness

Moral Support: Tribute to American Family Association, their uplifting effect on our beleaguered culture

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And as always—current events, updates, and analysis

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Ongoing

1. Let Us Educate Ourselves

Const-signers-AmericansWhoRiskedAllStart your free Constitution 101 course today.

The U.S. Constitution is the key to securing liberty for all Americans — yet very few know exactly what it says, and what freedoms it protects. Hillsdale College is dedicating this year to educating millions of Americans about this critical document. That’s why the College is offering its most popular course, “Constitution 101” for free, when you sign up now, and receive first lesson by email. 

2. Home Education—Let’s Teach our Children!

NEW PAGE! If you miss the newsletter, or just want an inspirational message on cultural topics, you can visit our new Inspiration Page. Topics include Moral Compass,  Armor of God, History Heroes, Eternal Perspective, and more.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”–Ronald Reagan

Seeing the widespread injury done in any given week, (many incidents go unreported), stay aware of important news and insights at Epicworld Dinner Topics.

biblical-worldview1-christianTraditional Bible-believing parents may have to consider withdrawing their children from public schools to protect your family spiritually and financially from the rising tide of persecution and ruinous lawsuits by anti-Christian fascists.

If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for!

3. Study the U.S. Constitution!

It is the last remaining safeguard of our precious freedoms! A good way to do this is to study the monthly Constitution series from The 5,000 Year Leap. To access this series of posts, type US Constitution Series in this site’s search bar. Also, look for posts that refer to the Constitution in current events.

Thanks for all you do,

C.A. Davidson

Parents’ Resources

birthright_cvrNew! A  novel by C.A. Davidson—Christian fiction on Cultural Heritage. A historical novel so relevant it pops like today’s news! Available December 28.

New Categories! National Security, Patriotism, Moral Solutions. It is hoped that with these more specific categories, it will be easier for you to access our vast and growing archives of valuable information.

Our Mission to Rescue the Birthright: Support Character Education for Young Adults

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Epic Heroes in Training 

Parent Resources

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