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Today's Commentary --- "Huckabee" preview -- Kisses without tips: the most baffling story of this Christmas season! -- Pray for Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- Ainsworth: a different way to look at veterans -- The Baltic Experience 2019 -- Warning -- Best gift book of Christmas -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
There are only three shopping days left until Christmas, but take a break from shopping for an hour and relax with tonight’s new, Christmas episode of “Huckabee” on TBN, stuffed full of goodies for you! We’ll start off on a serious note, with “The Coddling of the American Mind” author Greg Lukianoff telling us how America’s universities have turned into kindergartens. You’ll also meet a truly inspiring Huck’s Hero. Then we'll hit the holiday road to a Christmas-themed “Our Kind of Town” and an amazing theater that presents the story that is the reason for the season. To get you “ho-ho-ho’ing,” I’ll have some crazy news “In Case You Missed It” and my staff’s most “memorable” Christmas gifts. Finally, what’s Christmas without great music? We sure have that: Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will drop by to share their family Christmas memories and harmonies. And we’ll send you off with a classic holiday tune by the brilliant Irish tenor, Anthony Kearns.
All that and more is headed down your chimney tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, only on TBN. To find the TBN channel in your local area and to stream previous episodes of “Huckabee,” visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee
Kisses without tips: the most baffling story of this Christmas season!
By Mike Huckabee
The news right now seems to consist mostly of stories that make no sense. Gen. Flynn sticks to his guilty plea even though it appears for all the world that he is not guilty of the charge, and when people who HAVE lied repeatedly, under oath, to Congress and law enforcement walk free. The judge in Flynn’s case does a sudden turn and inexplicably makes baffling statements in open court. The Democrats are suddenly expressing deep concern about adding a mere $5 billion to the federal budget (“the wall is a wasteful expenditure!”) and are screaming because we’re pulling OUT of Syria. Former FBI Director James Comey continues to say utterly mystifying and self-contradictory things. We learn that Christopher Steele came right and said in a deposition that his “dossier” was funded by Hillary as a way to contest the election should she lose, and yet we hear crickets from the media.
But of all the news that defies reason, this has got to be the most frustrating and potentially incendiary story. We demand answers now!
Pray for Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By Mike Huckabee
It was revealed that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery Friday to remove two cancerous growths from her lung. The surgery was reportedly a success, and she is said to be resting comfortably. I wish her a speedy and painless recovery and hope you will remember her in your prayers.
Ainsworth: a different way to look at veterans
By Laura Ainsworth
How do you feel when you visit the hospital and walk down those long corridors crowded with people --- doctors, hospital staffers, patients who are mostly elderly? Do you see the patients as they are today, fighting the ravages of age, injury or poor health, or do you sometimes imagine them as they might have been at an earlier time in their lives?
If you’re my friend Bill Sanner, a submariner and veteran of the U.S. Navy, this is the VA hospital, and for some reason your mind has decided to play that trick on you. You suddenly find yourself in a time machine of sorts.
Bill tells me that walking down one of those long halls during a recent hospital visit, he suddenly saw the older vets in a different time, when they were very young, in their late teens or early twenties, all looking sharp and crisp in their uniforms or jungle fatigues. (As he relates it, it sounds to me like an episode of the old Rod Serling TWILIGHT ZONE.) The soldiers and sailors were walking briskly, not needing wheelchairs and canes at that young age, unless, of course, they’d been wounded in service to their country and were perhaps facing months or years of recovery.
Going back in time like that and seeing those who served as they were during their years of service gave Bill a different perspective on the lives of his fellow veterans. They were in their youth, with their whole adult lives ahead of them, yet they were risking their entire future to serve their country. They had no idea what their fate would be, but they gave it up to God or destiny. Bill saw their lives as reflecting a true patriotism and a sense of honor that are very much diminished in the present day.
What do younger folks who have never served their country see when they walk down a busy hospital corridor among veterans like these? Are they touched by the lingering sense of honor and patriotism and willing sacrifice, or do they just see sick old people whose care costs a lot of money?
Bill points out that those younger individuals who don’t appreciate such attributes are themselves advancing towards the same ultimate fate as their elders, though they no doubt manage to keep from thinking about it very much. But Bill himself is very much aware of being on the same path, and he feels great pride as he travels down that same long corridor with his fellow vets.
Bill Sanner and I co-wrote a book about his experiences as a U.S. Navy submariner during the 1970s; it’s called THE SUB-PAR ADVENTURES OF SNAKEBITE & STONEFINGER. (Bill’s nickname was “Snakebite”; "Stonefinger" was his best friend. Through working on this book, I have been “adopted” by the submariners and now go by “Songbird.”) Our book tells of the dual existence a sailor has, first while on patrol and then while at home with his family. It manages to be informative and funny at the same time and even won an award, so if you’d like to check it out, you can find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sub-Par-Adventures-Snakebite-Stonefinger/dp/1517655420
The Baltic Experience 2019
By Mike Huckabee
I am thrilled to announce an unforgettable trip to the Baltics for the summer of 2019! After many years of the Israel Experiences and our most recent trip the Mediterranean Experience cruise, we are bringing you another phenomenal cruise, the Baltic Experience! This all-inclusive cruise will feature some of the most beautiful places in the Baltic Sea and we will get to travel to and absorb these destinations aboard a luxury cruise ship from the Azamara Cruise line. If you have traveled with us before, you already know that all-inclusive means exactly that and there are no surprises along the way. The Baltic Experience will be no different. And when the weather is often unbearably hot throughout most of the US in August, we will be enjoying the cool and delightful weather that makes travel in the Baltic region perfect. Once again we have the entire ship and will fill our time on board with spectacular entertainment and special guests. In addition to the cruise we have multiple pre and post cruise offerings you can choose from to extend your trip. Our last cruise sold out in record time so we encourage you to get your cabin secured soon. We look forward to traveling with you soon and as always we will work tirelessly and do everything in our control to bring you The Greatest Trip.
See you on the boat,
By Mike Huckabee
If you donated to that GoFundMe account to build the border wall or are thinking about it, here’s a very important warning you need to read:
Best gift book of Christmas
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s a scary sign for the health of the publishing industry, and for literacy in general: Barnes and Noble released its annual list of the 20 best holiday gift ideas. It includes mittens, a Buddha board, Mickey Mouse speakers, several kinds of socks…and only one book.
Even worse, it suggests that the people at Barnes & Noble don’t even know what the best gift book of Christmas 2018 really is:
Evening Edition - December 21
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
"Let all your things be done with charity."
- 1 Corinthians 16:14
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