. On October 4, 1943, Bing Crosby recorded "I'll Be Home
for Christmas" Within about a month the song hit the music
charts and remained there for eleven weeks. The following
year, the song reached number nineteen on the charts. It
touched a tender place in the hearts of Americans, both
soldiers and civilians, who were then in the depths of
World War II, and it earned Crosby his fifth gold record.
"I'll Be Home for Christmas" became the most requested
song at Christmas U.S.O. shows in both Europe and the
Pacific and Yank, the GI magazine, said Crosby accomplished
more for military morale than anyone else of that era.
I'll be home for Christmas,
You can count on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree.
Christmas Eve will find me,
Where the love light gleams.
I'll be home for Christmas,
If only in my dreams.
Christmas Eve will find me, Where the love light gleams. I'll be home for Christmas,If only in my dreams.
For the past 30 years, students of psychiatrist
Dr. Armand Nicholi have been studying this
question. Nicholi teaches a Harvard
on Sigmund Freud, the legendary founder of
psychoanalysis, and C.S. Lewis
, the celebrated
writer who converted from atheism to Christianity.
The course was originally designed to be about
Freud’s philosophical views, but evolved into
a comparison of Freud and Lewis when many
of Nicholi’s students expressed their disagreement
with Freud and asked for some balance.
Why Lewis? First, to counter Freud’s adamant
unbelief obviously required someone whose faith
in God was just as deeply ingrained. More, it required
someone who was articulate in defending that faith.
C.S. Lewis is regarded by a growing number of people
as the most eloquent spokesman for Christianity in the
last century. And though he was 42 years younger than
Freud and probably never met him, Lewis knew Freud’s
views well — he had shared them for roughly half his life.
Two UNC grads are walking through the woods and come
across this big deep hole.
"Wow...that looks deep."
"Sure does... toss a few pebbles in there and see how deep it is."
They pick up a few pebbles and throw them in and wait... no noise.
"WOW. That is REALLY deep... here.. throw one of these great
big rocks down there. Those should make a noise."
They pick up a couple football-sized rocks and toss them into
the hole and wait... and wait. Nothing.
They look at each other in amazement. One gets a determined look
on his face and says, "Hey...over here in the weeds, there's a
railroad tie. Help me carry it over here. When we toss THAT
sucker in, it's GOTTA make some noise."
The two drag the heavy tie over to the hole and heave it in. Not
a sound comes from the hole.
Suddenly, out of the nearby woods, a goat appears, running like
the wind. It rushes toward the two men, then right past them,
running as fast as it's legs will carry it. Suddenly it leaps in
the air and into the hole.
The two men are astonished with what they've just seen...
Then, out of the woods comes a farmer who spots the men and
ambles over. "Hey... you two guys seen my goat out here?"
"You bet we did! Craziest thing I ever seen. It came running
like crazy and just jumped into this hole!"
"Nah", says the farmer, "That couldn't have been MY goat.
My goat was chained to a railroad tie."
Warning: Liberals please skip this article, it contains vulgarities (to you)...On March 3, 1931, The Star Spangled Banner was adopted
by Congress as our National Anthem. Francis Scott Key
wrote it more than one hundred years earlier, after watching
the fierce Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
Many know and appreciate the stirring words to the first
verse of the Anthem, but few are familiar with its inspirational
O! thus be it ever when free men shall stand Between their
loved home and the war's desolation; Blest with vict'ry and
peace, may the Heav'n-rescued land Praise the Pow'r that
hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just; And this
be our motto, "In God is our trust!" And the star spangled
banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and
the home of the brave!
It is because of this verse that courts allowed to stand the
motto, "In God We Trust" on our nation's currency. Had
it not been in the national anthem, the courts undoubtedly
would have been forced to declare it an unlawful act of the
government to promote religion.