Today's Newsletter December 26 Edition

December 26, 2017

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Today's Commentary:  Merry Christmas -- A special Christmas story -- A precious Christmas gift from the Lord -- How bad are opioids -- Government funding -- Eagle Scout hero -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries

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I hope this holiday and the coming year bring happiness and good health to you and your loved ones. I also hope you’re enjoying these “Simple Christmas” stories shared a few years ago by my radio listeners. I chose this one for Christmas Day because it proves that Christmas is a time for miracles. And not just the miracles that happened 2,000 years ago, but those that God is showing us every day if we just open our eyes and our hearts to see them.

A listener named Sheila from Oklahoma wrote to me: "I was diagnosed with Hodgkins' Disease lymphoma and felt I had been given a death sentence. I believed it was the last time I would celebrate my young son's birthday, my last Thanksgiving and my last Christmas. So everything about Christmas was vital to me. I hand-wrote personal messages to everyone on my card list, carefully selected and wrapped gifts and insisted on decorating my home alone with my son, in spite of chemotherapy.

The tree was a full-day endeavor because I was fatigued, and, of course, I had to cherish the memories of each special ornament. The two of us struggled with the lights but were almost finished with the entire tree. I had sat down to rest (when) my son announced, 'Mom! The lights went out!'...

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A special Christmas story

By Mike Huckabee

First, a reminder: while we work a little less this coming week, I have some very special holiday newsletters prepared for you, and I will have brand new shows on TBN, both this weekend and next! Join me tonight for our Christmas special, featuring Larry Gatlin, Irlene Mandrell, comedian Bone Hampton, the music of Streetcorner Symphony and a whole stocking full of holiday surprises!

A few years ago, inspired by my book, “A Simple Christmas,” I asked listeners to my radio show “The Huckabee Report” to share their favorite Christmas stories from their own families. They sent so many great ones, both moving and hilarious, that it became an annual tradition. To give me and my staff a holiday break, I thought I would again share some of my favorites with you between now and New Year’s. This first one perfectly illustrates how nothing can keep us apart from the ones we love at Christmas.

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"A precious Christmas gift from the Lord"

By Mike Huckabee

You’ve probably heard the news about the Tennessee woman who gave birth to a baby that had spent a record 24 years as a frozen embryo. It’s been covered from just about every angle: as a scientific breakthrough, a medical oddity, even a subject for late night comics’ jokes. But you probably haven’t heard what the mother who gave birth to this baby calls her: “a precious Christmas gift from the Lord.”

Maybe we live in an era when so few people believe in miracles that they don’t even recognize one when it’s right before their eyes. But after what this couple has gone through, they certainly do.

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How bad are opioids

By Mike Huckabee

It was recently reported that opioid drugs killed more Americans in one year than the entire Vietnam War did. Well, to give you an idea of how bad the drug crisis is, add guns and breast cancer to the list of things that kill fewer people than opioids.

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Government funding

By Mike Huckabee

Let the joyous news be told! Christmas has not been canceled! Congress passed a shortterm funding bill to keep the government open until January 19th. Because there was actually a risk that non-essential government offices would shut down over Christmas and anyone would notice.

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Eagle Scout hero

By Mike Huckabee

A big holiday Huck’s Hero salute to Daniel Konzelman, a young Washington State accountant who was driving down the highway when that doomed Amtrak train whizzed past. He immediately realized it was moving at a dangerous speed (so much for reports that the train was moving slowly), and his worst fears were realized when traffic slammed to a halt and he saw the train cars dangling from an overpass ahead.

That’s when Konzelman got out of his car and instead of running away from the danger, he became the first person on the scene to run toward it. He climbed into the wrecked train, saw a cop who also happened to be nearby when it happened, and the two went through the train, finding and helping the injured while waiting for first responders to arrive.  And here’s a detail that should come as no surprise: Konzelman was an Eagle Scout.

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Additional Commentaries

Why it was so hard to pass tax reform

Hollywood hires Anita Hill to police itself

Schumer hit with the big halibut of reality



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  • Mike Smith

    12/27/2017 10:10 AM

    I'm sure you and yours had a splendid Christmas, but want to wish for it to you again! And a Happy New Year, too!

    About the opiod "epidemic" - a really BIG difference between the drug overdoses and those killed by guns or cancer is that those taking the drugs have done it to themselves. Being killed by gun, cancer or a drunk driver wasn't a conscious decision. Even though it can be argued that the drug addicts aren't making a conscious decision because they're under the influence, it is still by their own hand. That plays a significant part in the amount of empathy I feel for them and my understanding of how much trouble others should be placed in after the fact.